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gambrel

[ gam-bruhl ]
/ ˈgæm brəl /
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noun
the hock of an animal, especially of a horse.
Also called gambrel stick . a wood or metal device for suspending a slaughtered animal.
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Origin of gambrel

1540–50; <Old North French gamberel, akin to French jambier legging, jambe leg
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British Dictionary definitions for gambrel

gambrel
/ (ˈɡæmbrəl) /

noun
the hock of a horse or similar animal
a frame of wood or metal shaped like a horse's hind leg, used by butchers for suspending carcasses of meat
short for gambrel roof

Word Origin for gambrel

C16: from Old Northern French gamberel, from gambe leg
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