splint bone
noun Date: 1704 one of the slender rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bones on either side of the cannon bone in the limbs of the horse and related animals

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  • Splint bone — Splint Splint, n. [Akin to D. splinter,G. splinter, splitter, Dan. splint, Sw. splint a kind of spike, a forelock (in nautical use), Sw. splintato splint, splinter, Dan. splinte, and E. split. See {Split}, v. t., and cf. {Splent}.] 1. A piece… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splint bone — n one of the slender rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bones on either side of the cannon bone in the limbs of the horse and related animals …   Medical dictionary

  • splint bone — n. in horses and similar animals, either of two small bones, one on each side of the cannon bone …   English World dictionary

  • splint bone — splint′ bone n. vet one of a pair of rudimentary bones of the horse and allied animals, situated on either side of the shank at the back of the legs • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

  • splint bone — noun a rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bone on either side of the cannon bone in the leg of a horse or related animal • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os * * * noun 1. : one of the rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bones resembling a splint on either …   Useful english dictionary

  • splint-bone — /ˈsplɪnt boʊn/ (say splint bohn) noun one of the rudimentary, splint like metacarpal or metatarsal bones of the horse or some allied animal, closely applied one on each side of the back of each cannon bone …   Australian English dictionary

  • splint bone — 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. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • splint bone — noun either of two small bones in the foreleg of a horse or other large quadruped, lying behind and close to the cannon bone …   English new terms dictionary

  • splint-bone — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Splint — Splint, n. [Akin to D. splinter,G. splinter, splitter, Dan. splint, Sw. splint a kind of spike, a forelock (in nautical use), Sw. splintato splint, splinter, Dan. splinte, and E. split. See {Split}, v. t., and cf. {Splent}.] 1. A piece split off; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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