from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A supporting bone of the leg in some hoofed mammals, analogous to the metacarpus of the hand or the metatarsus of the foot in humans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bone resulting from the fusion of metacarpals or metatarsals in some artiodactyls.
  • n. The metacarpal of a horse.
  • n. The metatarsal of a horse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See Canon Bone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In farriery and vet, surg., one of the functional and complete metacarpal or metatarsal bones of a hoofed quadruped, supporting the weight of the body upon the feet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. greatly developed metatarsal or metacarpal bone in the shank or cannon part of the leg in hoofed mammals


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