from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having short intervals between the joints; -- said of a plant or an animal, especially of a horse whose pastern is too short.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having short intervals between the joints: said of plants.
  • Having a short pastern: specifically said of a horse.


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