[thur-oh-pin, -uh-pin, thuhr-]
- an abnormal swelling just above the hock of a horse, usually appearing on both sides of the leg and sometimes causing lameness.
Origin of thoroughpin
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He felt of her muscles, and carefully scrutinized her for swelling or swinney or splint or spavin or thoroughpin.Vandemark's Folly
The terms "thoroughpin" or "throughpin" are translations from the French vessignon chevillé and have the same significance.
In fact, spontaneous relief from lameness usually results in the course of ten days' time following the appearance of thoroughpin.
- an inflammation and swelling on both sides of the hock joint of a horse affecting the sheath of the deep flexor tendon
C18: so called because it makes the leg look as if it has a pin stuck through it
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