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ringbone

[ring-bohn]
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. a morbid bony growth on the pastern bones of a horse, often resulting in lameness.

Origin of ringbone

First recorded in 1515–25; ring1 + bone
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Examples from the Web for ringbone

Historical Examples

  • The importance of a ringbone depends on its seat and often on its size.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • The mule may not be so liable to spavin as the horse, but he has ringbone just the same.

    The Mule

    Harvey Riley

  • This type of ringbone as well as the articular may occur "high" or "low."

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • A ringbone, when on the front of the foot, even when not very largely developed, assumes the form of a diffused convex swelling.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • If this fails, some success may be accomplished by point firing in two or three lines over the ringbone.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture


British Dictionary definitions for ringbone

ringbone

noun
  1. an abnormal bony growth affecting the pastern of a horse, often causing lameness
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