windgall

[wind-gawl]

Origin of windgall

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

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

Word Origin for windgall

C16: from wind 1 + gall ²
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