fetlock

Part of speech: noun

The tuft of hair above a horse's hoof; also, the projection and the joint at this place.

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Usage examples "fetlock":

  1. The Lance done creeps over in the night an' ties a hossha'r tight about the pony's laig jest above the fetlock. - "Wolfville Nights", Alfred Lewis.
  2. " 'Take time by the fetlock, ' as one of the girls says in 'Little Women, '" laughed Roger. - "Ethel Morton's Enterprise", Mabell S.C. Smith.
  3. Suddenly the boy turned from his party; and galloping down the shore, while the clerk called after him in vain, reined up his horse, fetlock deep in water, within ten yards of the ship's bows. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.