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English Dictionary: fetlock by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
fetlock
n
  1. the joint between the cannon bone and the pastern [syn: fetlock, fetlock joint]
  2. projection behind and above a horse's hoof
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fetlock \Fet"lock\, n. [OE. fetlak, fitlock, cf. Icel. fet pace,
      step, fit webbed foot of water birds, akin to E. foot.
      [root]77. See {Foot}.]
      The cushionlike projection, bearing a tuft of long hair, on
      the back side of the leg above the hoof of the horse and
      similar animals. Also, the joint of the limb at this point
      (between the great pastern bone and the metacarpus), or the
      tuft of hair.
  
               Their wounded steeds Fret fetlock deep in gore. --Shak.
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