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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]

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.