Definition of gaskin in English:


Line breaks: gas¦kin
Pronunciation: /ˈgaskɪn


  • The muscular part of the hind leg of a horse between the stifle and the hock.
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    • 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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