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thoroughpin

[thur-oh-pin, -uh-pin, thuhr-] /ˈθɜr oʊˌpɪn, -əˌpɪn, ˈθʌr-/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
an abnormal swelling just above the hock of a horse, usually appearing on both sides of the leg and sometimes causing lameness.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; thorough + pin
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thoroughpin

/ˈθʌrəˌpɪn/
noun
1.
an inflammation and swelling on both sides of the hock joint of a horse affecting the sheath of the deep flexor tendon
Word Origin
C18: so called because it makes the leg look as if it has a pin stuck through it
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