Coffin bone
Coffin Cof"fin (?; 115), n. [OE., a basket, receptacle, OF. cofin, fr. L. cophinus. See {Coffer}, n.] 1. The case in which a dead human body is inclosed for burial. [1913 Webster]

They embalmed him [Joseph], and he was put in a coffin. --Gen. 1. 26. [1913 Webster]

2. A basket. [Obs.] --Wyclif (matt. xiv. 20). [1913 Webster]

3. A casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie. [1913 Webster]

Of the paste a coffin I will rear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. A conical paper bag, used by grocers. [Obs.] --Nares. [1913 Webster]

5. (Far.) The hollow crust or hoof of a horse's foot, below the coronet, in which is the coffin bone. [1913 Webster]

{Coffin bone}, the foot bone of the horse and allied animals, inclosed within the hoof, and corresponding to the third phalanx of the middle finger, or toe, of most mammals.

{Coffin joint}, the joint next above the coffin bone. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • coffin bone — n. the foot bone inside the hoof of a horse …   English World dictionary

  • Coffin bone — A pedal bone The pedal bone, commonly known as the coffin bone (U.S.), is the bottommost bone in the equine leg and is encased by the hoof capsule. Also known as the distal phalange, third phalange, third phalanx, or P3 . Despite the protection… …   Wikipedia

  • coffin bone — Pastern Pas tern, n. [Of. pasturon, F. p[^a]turon, fr. OF. pasture a tether, for beasts while pasturing; prop., a pasturing. See {Pasture}.] 1. The part of the foot of the horse, and allied animals, between the fetlock and the coffin joint. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coffin bone — cof·fin bone kȯ fən n the bone enclosed within the hoof of the horse called also pedal bone * * * the third or distal phalanx of the foot of a horse; called also pedal b. and os pedis …   Medical dictionary

  • coffin bone — noun Date: circa 1720 the principal bone enclosed within the hoof of a horse called also pedal bone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coffin bone — noun the terminal bone in a horse s hoof (the distal phalanx) …   English new terms dictionary

  • coffin bone — cof′fin bone n. zool. the terminal phalanx in the foot of the horse and allied animals, enclosed in the hoof • Etymology: 1710–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • coffin bone — noun : the foot bone enclosed within the hoof of the horse and other equines …   Useful english dictionary

  • coffin bone — the terminal phalanx in the foot of the horse and allied animals, enclosed in the hoof. [1710 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • coffin bone — /ˈkɒfən boʊn/ (say kofuhn bohn) noun the terminal phalanx in the foot of the horse and allied animals, enclosed in the hoof …   Australian English dictionary

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