from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Either of two small metacarpal or metatarsal bones in horses or related animals.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In anatomy:
- noun In farriery, a splint; one of the reduced lateral metacarpals or metatarsals of the horse, closely applied to one side of the back of the cannon-bone, or middle metacarpal or metatarsal. See cuts under cannonbone, Perissodactyla, pisiform, and solidungulate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bone on either side of the cannon bone in the leg of a horse or related animal
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