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gaskin

Syllabification: gas·kin
Pronunciation: /ˈɡaskin
 
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Definition of gaskin in English:

noun

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.

Origin

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

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