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sickle-hocked

[ sik-uhl-hokt ]
/ ˈsɪk əlˌhɒkt /
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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-uhl-hamd]. /ˈsɪk əlˌhæmd/.

Origin of sickle-hocked

First recorded in 1600–10
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