Meaning of sickle-hocked

sick•le-hocked

Pronunciation: (sik'ul-hokt"), [key]
— adj. Vet. Pathol.
  1. noting or pertaining to a condition of horses in which the hock, due to strained tendons and ligaments, is flexed so that the foot is abnormally bowed far under the body. Also called
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