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[sik-uh l-hokt]
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adjective Veterinary Pathology.
  1. 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.

Origin of sickle-hocked

First recorded in 1600–10
Also called sick·le-hammed [sik-uh l-hamd] /ˈsɪk əlˌhæmd/.
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  • "All the same I had a very good mare once that was sickle-hocked," she said.

    Dodo Wonders

    E. F. Benson