gambrel

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gambrel

(găm′brəl)
n.
The hock of a horse or other animal.

gambrel

the bracket-shaped piece of iron rod on which a sheep carcass is traditionally hung to cool and set.
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So unless interest in gambrels revives, this style will soon die out.
Whether you choose to use an ATV to get you closer to your honeyhole, or simply as standby, to assist you when meat's down, they have become as much a part of big game hunting as hoists, gambrels, mules and pack horses.
Unlike traditional gambrels, which require making an incision in the animal's legs and then inserting hook ends, the Universal Gambrel uses gravity to seize the animal's legs in the loops located on both ends of the galvanized steel spreader bar.