sickle-hocked [sik-uh l-hokt] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Veterinary Pathology.
- 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.
Origin of sickle-hocked First recorded in 1600–10 Also called sick·le-hammed [sik-uh l-hamd] /ˈsɪk əlˌhæmd/. Examples from the Web for sickle-hocked Historical Examples of sickle-hocked
“All the same I had a very good mare once that was sickle-hocked,” she said.
E. F. Benson