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  • n. The shank bone, or great bone above the fetlock, in the fore and hind legs of the horse and allied animals, corresponding to the middle metacarpal or metatarsal bone of most mammals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The shank bone, or great bone above the fetlock, in the fore and hind legs of the horse and allied animals, corresponding to the middle metacarpal or metatarsal bone of most mammals. See horse.

Etymologies

French canon, from Latin canon ("a rule"). (Wiktionary)

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