[ 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.
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Also called sick·le-hammed [sik-uh l-hamd] /ˈsɪk əlˌhæmd/.
Origin of sickle-hocked
First recorded in 1600–10
Words nearby sickle-hocked
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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