sickle-hocked

sickle-hocked

[sik-uhl-hokt]
adjective Veterinary Pathology.
noting or pertaining to a condition of horses in which the hock, due to strained tendons and ligaments, is flexed so that the foot is abnormally bowed far under the body.
Also called sickle-hammed [sik-uhl-hamd] .


Origin:
1600–10

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