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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.
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First recorded in 1695-1705 Unabridged
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splint bone

one of the rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bones in horses and similar animals, occurring on each side of the cannon bone
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