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

  • n. The bone enclosed inside a horse's hoof.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The bottommost bone in the equine leg, encased by the hoof capsule.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the foot bone of the horse and allied animals, inclosed within the hoof, and corresponding to the third phalanx of the middle finger, or toe, of most mammals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The last phalanx of a horse's foot; the distal phalangeal bone. See hoof.


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