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hock

(hok),
The joint complex on the rear limb of quadrupeds interposed between the femur proximally and the tibia and fibula distally.
[M.E., fr. O.E. hōh, heel]
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hock

(hŏk)
n.
a. The tarsal joint of the hind leg of certain quadrupeds, such as horses and dogs, corresponding to the human ankle but bending in the opposite direction.
b. A joint in the leg of a domestic fowl similar to the hock of a quadruped.
tr.v. hocked, hocking, hocks
To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; hamstring.
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PAT ROSNEY, who has forced his way into the top ten in the Trainers' Championship table with some brilliant results over the past couple of months, was brought crashing back to earth when one of his stars, Take The Crown, suffered a broken hock in the second semi-final of the Steel City Cup on Tuesday.
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