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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 of thoroughpin
1780-1790
1780-90; thorough + pin
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Examples from the Web for thoroughpin
Historical Examples
  • He felt of her muscles, and carefully scrutinized her for swelling or swinney or splint or spavin or thoroughpin.

    Vandemark's Folly Herbert Quick
  • In fact, spontaneous relief from lameness usually results in the course of ten days' time following the appearance of thoroughpin.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • The terms "thoroughpin" or "throughpin" are translations from the French vessignon chevillé and have the same significance.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
British Dictionary definitions for thoroughpin

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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