windgall
noun Date: circa 1534 a soft tumor or synovial swelling on a horse's leg in the region of the fetlock joint

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  • Windgall — Wind gall , n. (Far.) A soft tumor or synovial swelling on the fetlock joint of a horse; so called from having formerly been supposed to contain air. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • windgall — [wind′gôl΄] n. [ WIND2 + GALL2] a soft swelling on the fetlock joint of a horse windgalled adj …   English World dictionary

  • windgall — windgalled, adj. /wind gawl /, n. Vet. Pathol. a puffy distention of the synovial bursa at the fetlock joint. [1515 25; WIND1 + GALL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • windgall — noun A puffy, typically fluid filled sac located just above the fetlock joint on a horse. Generally appearing on old or poorly kept horses. It was a Bearn pony, from twelve to fourteen years old, yellow in his hide, without a hair in his tail,… …   Wiktionary

  • windgall — wind·gall .gȯl n a soft tumor or synovial swelling on a horse s leg in the region of the fetlock joint * * * wind·gall (windґgawl) distention of the joint capsule or of a tendon sheath in the region of the fetlock of a horse, caused by a… …   Medical dictionary

  • windgall — n. swelling on the leg of a horse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • windgall — /ˈwɪndgɔl/ (say windgawl) noun a puffy distension of the synovial bursa at the fetlock joint. {wind1 + gall2} –windgalled, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • windgall — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a soft tumor or synovial swelling on a horse s leg in the region of the fetlock joint 2. : sun dog …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind gall — windgall …   Medical dictionary

  • windgalled — “+d adjective Etymology: windgall + ed : affected with windgall …   Useful english dictionary

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