to hamstring, i.e., sever the "tendon of Achilles" of the hinder legs of captured horses ( Joshua 11:6 ; 2 Sam 8:4 ; 1 Chronicles 18:4 ), so as to render them useless.
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Hough". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .