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.
Knee joint, stifle joint . . .. A joint in the hind leg, formed by the articulation of upper and lower thighs. . . "hindquarter angulation" . . . relates directly to the angle formed at this joint.
The joint of the hind leg where the upper and lower thighs meet. The dog's knee.