Meaning of STIFLE in English

STIFLE

v.

Pronunciation: ' st ī -f ə l

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English

Date: 14th century

: the joint next above the hock in the hind leg of a quadruped (as a horse or dog) corresponding to the human knee ― see HORSE illustration

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