great pastern 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 Illust. of {Horse}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The upper bone, or phalanx, of the foot is called the {great pastern bone}; the second, the {small pastern bone}; and the third, in the hoof, the {coffin bone}. [1913 Webster]

{Pastern joint}, the joint in the hoof of the horse, and allied animals, between the great and small pastern bones. [1913 Webster]

2. A shackle for horses while pasturing. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

3. A patten. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • small pastern 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

  • 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 Illust.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pastern joint — 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

  • pastern — /pas teuhrn/, n. 1. the part of the foot of a horse, cow, etc., between the fetlock and the hoof. See diag. under horse. 2. either of the two bones of this part, the upper or first phalanx (great pastern bone) and the lower or second phalanx… …   Universalium

  • pastern — /ˈpæstɜn/ (say pastern), / tn/ (say tn) noun 1. that part of the foot of a horse, etc., between the fetlock and the hoof. 2. either of two bones of this part, the upper or first phalanx (great pastern bone) and the lower or second phalanx (small… …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

  • fetter bone — noun the part between the fetlock and the hoof • Syn: ↑pastern • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os • Part Holonyms: ↑horse s foot • Part Meronyms: ↑coronet …   Useful english dictionary

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