Stifle bone
Stifle Sti"fle, n. [From {Stiff}.] (Far.) The joint next above the hock, and near the flank, in the hind leg of the horse and allied animals; the joint corresponding to the knee in man; -- called also {stifle joint}. See Illust. under {Horse}. [1913 Webster]

{Stifle bone}, a small bone at the stifle joint; the patella, or kneepan. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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