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noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. a puffy distention of the synovial bursa at the fetlock joint.
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Origin of windgall

First recorded in 1515–25; wind1 + gall2
Related formswind·galled, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • They were outside the Windgall Arms, and Kimberley understood.

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  • He turned round apologetically, and confronted the Earl of Windgall.

  • If Windgall suffered, he had a solid compensation locked in the drawers of his library table.

  • Windgall caught only the first three words; he tugged at the bell-pull, and sent for a doctor.

  • Kimberley went home in a tremor of nervous anxiety, and Windgall sent for his daughter.

British Dictionary definitions for windgall


  1. vet science a soft swelling in the area of the fetlock joint of a horse
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Derived Formswindgalled, adjective

Word Origin

C16: from wind 1 + gall ²
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