stifle joint
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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  • Stifle joint — The stifle joint is a complex joint in the hindlimbs of quadruped mammals such as the sheep, horse or dog. It is the equivalent joint to the human knee. It is often the largest synovial joint in the body.The stifle joint consists of the… …   Wikipedia

  • stifle joint — noun see stifle I * * * sti|fle1 «STY fuhl», verb, fled, fling. –v.t. 1. a) to stop the breath of; smother; suffocate: »The smoke stifled the firemen. SYNONYM( …   Useful english dictionary

  • stifle joint — a joint near the top of the hind leg of a quadruped, homologous to the knee joint of a human being; it actually consists of two joints, that between the femur and tibia, and that between the femur and patella. Called also stifle and knee …   Medical dictionary

  • stifle-joint — stiˈfle joint noun • • • Main Entry: ↑stifle …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stifle — can mean: * To suffocate * To prevent from speaking or to prevent a view being heard. See free speech, gag and gagging.A stifle is also the name for an animal s knee joint. See stifle joint.* Stifle yourself, or simply Stifle! was a frequent… …   Wikipedia

  • stifle — stifle1 [stī′fəl] vt. stifled, stifling [altered (prob. infl. by ON stīfla, to stop up: for IE base see STIFF) < ME stuflen, freq. formation < MFr estouffer, to smother < VL * stuppare, to stuff up (see STOP), infl. by * extufare, to… …   English World dictionary

  • stifle — stifle1 stifler, n. /stuy feuhl/, v., stifled, stifling. v.t. 1. to quell, crush, or end by force: to stifle a revolt; to stifle free expression. 2. to suppress, curb, or withhold: to stifle a yawn. 3. to kill by impeding respiration; smother.… …   Universalium

  • stifle — I. /ˈstaɪfəl / (say stuyfuhl) verb (stifled, stifling) –verb (t) 1. to kill by impeding respiration; smother. 2. to keep back or repress: to stifle a yawn. 3. to suppress, crush, or stop: to stifle a revolt. –verb (i) 4. to become stifled or… …   Australian English dictionary

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