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[sik-uh l-hokt] /ˈsɪk əlˌhɒkt/
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-uh l-hamd] /ˈsɪk əlˌhæmd/ (Show IPA)
Origin of sickle-hocked
First recorded in 1600-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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

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