Definition of fetlock in English:

fetlock

Syllabification: fet·lock
Pronunciation: /ˈfetˌläk
 
/
(also fetlock joint)

noun

  • The joint of a horse’s or other quadruped’s leg between the cannon bone and the pastern.
    More 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.

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