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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fet-lok]
    • /ˈfɛtˌlɒk/
    • /ˈfet.lɒk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fet-lok]
    • /ˈfɛtˌlɒk/

Definitions of fetlock word

  • noun fetlock the projection of the leg of a horse behind the joint between the cannon bone and great pastern bone, bearing a tuft of hair. 1
  • noun fetlock the tuft of hair itself. 1
  • noun fetlock Also called fetlock joint. the joint at this point. 1
  • noun fetlock The joint of a horse‘s or other quadruped’s leg between the cannon bone and the pastern. 1
  • noun fetlock horse's lower leg 1
  • countable noun fetlock A horse's fetlock is the back part of its leg, just above the hoof. 0

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Origin of fetlock

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English fitlok, akin to Middle High German viz(ze)loch, ultimately derivative of Germanic *fet-, a gradational variant of *fot- foot

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Parts of speech for Fetlock


fetlock popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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