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

  • n. Either of two small metacarpal or metatarsal bones in horses or related animals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of the rudimentary, splintlike metacarpal or metatarsal bones on either side of the cannon bone in the limbs of the horse and allied animals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy:
  • n. 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.

  • n. 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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