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  • n. Plural form of gaskin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loose hose or breeches; galligaskins.
  • Packing of hemp.
  • A horse's thighs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as galligaskins


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I decided to favor a big black mule named Genghis Khan -- tall, tucked up, with pointy hips and long gaskins on his hind legs -- because if he couldn't run, it didn't look like there was anything else he could do.

    Sally Eckhoff: Welcome to the Clone Zone

  • She could tell the stallion was from the finest stock; every line of its body conveyed this: from his graceful head, tapering from the eyes to the muzzle; the sharply cut cheekbones; the gentle arch from the poll to the withers; the powerful loins, high croup, and fine haunches; the well-set tail and short dock; the gaskins full and muscular without being heavy.

    The Pleasure Seekers

  • They correspond respectively to our "arms" (i.e. forearms) and "gaskins," and anatomically speaking = the radius (os brachii) and the tibia.

    On Horsemanship

  • That if one break, the other will hold; or, if both break, your gaskins fall.

    Twelfth Night; or What You Will

  • “arms” (i.e. forearms) and “gaskins,” and anatomically speaking = the radius (os brachii) and the tibia.

    On Horsemanship

  • a switch under the hocks, others employ an attendant to run alongside and strike the horse with a stick under the gaskins.

    On Horsemanship

  • "two points," "That if one breaks, the other will hold; or if both breaks, your gaskins will fall." and also her potential cruelness, when she snickers condescendingly at the young bare-peascod Cesario, all alone beneath the the house right balcony in Olivia's house.

    World of SL


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