What is the meaning of the furniture term Hock Leg?

The term Hock leg refers to a specific design element found in furniture, particularly chairs. It describes a style of leg that curves inward and then outward in a shape resembling the joint of a persons leg, similar to the bend at the back of the knee. This design often adds an elegant and graceful touch to furniture pieces. Cabriole leg with a curve and angle under the knee.
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