Definition of fetlock in English:

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fetlock

Pronunciation: /ˈfetˌläk/
(also fetlock joint)

noun

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The joint of a horse’s or other quadruped’s leg between the cannon bone and the pastern.
Example sentences
  • Mirage, suffering a fracture to his cannon bone and fetlock joint, was euthanized.
  • Ruffian suffered a compound fracture of both sesamoid bones in her right front ankle and a dislocated fetlock joint.
  • Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf runner-up Spook Express suffered a compound dislocation of her left fetlock joint near the finish of the Matriarch Stakes at Hollywood Park on November 25 and had to be euthanized.

Origin

Middle English: ultimately of Germanic origin; related to foot.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: fet·lock

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