splint-bone

splint bone

noun
one of the rudimentary, splintlike metacarpal or metatarsal bones of the horse or some allied animal, one on each side of the back of each cannon bone.

Origin:
1695–1705

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splint bone
 
n
one of the rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bones in horses and similar animals, occurring on each side of the cannon bone

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