sicklehammed

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To sicklehammed
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: sicklebill
Next Definition: sicklehocked
Words Near: sicklehammed
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for sicklehammed
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing sicklehammed
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;