gaskin

1
[ gas-kin ]

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.

Origin of gaskin

1
First recorded in 1565–75; perhaps shortened form of galligaskins

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Other definitions for gaskin (2 of 2)

gaskin2
[ gas-kin ]

noun
  1. a gasket.

Origin of gaskin

2
First recorded in 1825–35; by alteration
  • Also gas·king [gas-king]. /ˈgæs kɪŋ/.

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How to use gaskin in a sentence

  • Madden knew that gaskin would continue to bob and thank as long as he had strength to do either.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock | T. S. Stribling
  • At that moment, gaskin entered the door with suppressed excitement showing through his usually imperturbable manner.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock | T. S. Stribling

British Dictionary definitions for gaskin

gaskin

/ (ˈɡæskɪn) /


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

Origin of gaskin

1
C16: perhaps shortened from galligaskins

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