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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.]
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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]
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(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]
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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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He was clothed with tatters of old ship's canvas and old sea-cloth, and this extraordinary patchwork was all held together by a system of the most various and incongruous fastenings, brass buttons, bits of stick, and loops of tarry gaskin. About his waist he wore an old brass-buckled leather belt, which was the one thing solid in his whole accoutrement.
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Julian Gaskin, mitigating, said McMenamin had previous convictions but had a relatively long period of time without being convicted.
When Jenifer Jones Gaskin announced in 2014 that she had been diagnosed with cancer, friends and neighbors were quick to jump in, hosting fundraisers, offering support and lifting up prayers in Gaskin's time of need.
Gary Gaskin, 47, of London Road, Holyhead admitted a charge of assault when he appeared at Caernarfon Magistrates Court.
When Elvis Gaskin was arrested by police who were waiting for him at the next station, he was also found to have a knife in his pocket.
Elvis Gaskin was on a train between Port Talbot and Cardiff at about 3pm on May 11 when he made his unwanted advances to the victim who was travelling alone.
For the past 30 years, research has consistently shown the mental health field is least desirable nursing specialty among undergraduate nursing students (Chappell & Gaskin, 2013; Hunter, et al., 2015).
Gaskin moved to Worcester from the Boston area a few years ago, "People would say, 'How come Worcester doesn't have a carnival?' '' she recalled.
Donovan Gaskin snatched PS50 cash from Ryan Fuller and when Mr Fuller protested, and asked him to return it, he was punched.