Gaskin definition

găskĭn
The part of the hind leg of a horse or related animal between the stifle and the hock.
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(obsolete) Galligaskins.
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(obs.) Galligaskins.
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The upper part of the hind leg of a horse or other hoofed animal.
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The part of the hind leg of a horse or related animal between the stifle and the hock.
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(in the plural) Trousers, hose.
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Part of the hind leg of a horse, which is between the stifle and the hock.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gaskin
Plural:
gaskins

Origin of gaskin

  • Probably short for galligaskins

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition