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gaskin

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

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

Other definitions for gaskin (2 of 2)

gaskin2
[ gas-kin ]
/ ˈgæs kɪn /

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

Origin of gaskin

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First recorded in 1825–35; by alteration
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British Dictionary definitions for gaskin

gaskin
/ (ˈɡæskɪn) /

noun
the lower part of a horse's thigh, between the hock and the stifle

Word Origin for gaskin

C16: perhaps shortened from galligaskins
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