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gaskin1

[gas-kin]
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noun
  1. the part of the hind leg of a horse, or other hoofed mammal, between the stifle and the hock.
  2. gaskins, Obsolete. hose or breeches; galligaskins.
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Origin of gaskin1

First recorded in 1565–75; perhaps shortened form of galligaskins

gaskin2

[gas-kin]
noun
  1. a gasket.
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Also gas·king [gas-king] /ˈgæs kɪŋ/.

Origin of gaskin2

First recorded in 1825–35; by alteration
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gaskin

noun
  1. the lower part of a horse's thigh, between the hock and the stifle
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Word Origin

C16: perhaps shortened from galligaskins
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