Definitions for: Fetlock

[n] projection behind and above a horse's hoof
[n] the joint between the cannon bone and the pastern

Webster (1913) Definition: Fet"lock, n. [OE. fetlak, fitlock, cf. Icel. fet pace,
step, fit webbed foot of water birds, akin to E. foot.
[root]77. See Foot.]
The cushionlike projection, bearing a tuft of long hair, on
the back side of the leg above the hoof of the horse and
similar animals. Also, the joint of the limb at this point
(between the great pastern bone and the metacarpus), or the
tuft of hair.

Their wounded steeds Fret fetlock deep in gore. --Shak.

Synonyms: fetlock joint

See Also: appendage, articulatio, articulation, horse's foot, horse's hoof, joint, outgrowth, process

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