splint bone

  1. 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.

Origin of splint bone

First recorded in 1695–1705

Words Nearby splint bone

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How to use splint bone in a sentence

  • In some instances, the affection involves the outer splint bone and no evident involvement of the inner one exists.

    Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
  • This it joins an inch or more above the bottom of the splint bone.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot | Harry Caulton Reeks

British Dictionary definitions for splint bone

splint bone

  1. 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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