Definition of gaskin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡaskən/


The muscular part of the hind leg of a horse between the stifle and the hock.
Example sentences
  • A timid looking girl said, ‘It's the bone above the gaskin.’
  • Go back down anatomically and I would certainly like to see big gaskins.
  • The pelvis is one of some length while the femur is relatively short compared to the length of gaskin.


Late 16th century: perhaps from galligaskins (the original sense).

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Syllabification: gas·kin

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