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cannon bone

noun, Zoology
1.
the greatly developed middle metacarpal or metatarsal bone of hoofed quadruped mammals, extending from the hock to the fetlock.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; cannon in obsolete sense “tube”
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cannon bone

noun
1.
a bone in the legs of horses and other hoofed animals consisting of greatly elongated fused metatarsals or metacarpals
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