sickle-hocked

[ sik-uh l-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.

Nearby words

  1. sickle cell-thalassemia disease,
  2. sickle feather,
  3. sickle medick,
  4. sickle-cell anaemia,
  5. sickle-cell test,
  6. sicklebill,
  7. sicklemia,
  8. sickling,
  9. sickly,
  10. sickness

Origin of sickle-hocked

First recorded in 1600–10

Also called sick·le-hammed [sik-uh l-hamd] /ˈsɪk əlˌhæmd/.

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Examples from the Web for sickle-hocked

  • "All the same I had a very good mare once that was sickle-hocked," she said.

    Dodo Wonders|E. F. Benson