What does the word fetlock mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Alfred Lewis
  2. " 'Take time by the fetlock, ' as one of the girls says in 'Little Women, '" laughed Roger. – Ethel Morton's Enterprise by 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 by Charles Kingsley