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1. The part of the hind leg of a horse or related animal between the stifle and the hock.
2. gaskins Obsolete Galligaskins.

[Probably short for galligaskins.]


1. (Zoology) the lower part of a horse's thigh, between the hock and the stifle
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the lower part of a horse's thigh, between the hock and the stifle
[C16: perhaps shortened from galligaskins]


(ˈgæs kɪn)

1. the part of the hind leg of a horse or other hoofed mammal between the stifle and the hock.
2. gaskins, Obs. hose or breeches; galligaskins.
[1565–75; perhaps shortened form of galligaskins]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaskin - lower part of a horse's thigh between the hock and the stifle
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
hind leg - the back limb of a quadruped
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
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