term used in relation to the husbandry
of sheep, cattle
or other domesticated animals.
Fisting is the term applied to the practice of inserting a hand
into the vagina of a ewe (female sheep) or cow in order to assess the relative position of the foetus
inside the uterus. Fisting may also be done
in an attempt to assist an animal which appears to be having difficulty giving
Verb - To fist
"We had a tough
time fisting that sheep
to get the lamb out last night."
"If you think the cow is having
difficulty giving birth to the calf, fist
her thoroughly to establish if the calf is too big or is malpresented".