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cannon bone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cannon bone greatly developed metatarsal or metacarpal bone in the shank or cannon part of the leg in hoofed mammals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cannon bone (Anat) See Canon Bone.
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Usage

In literature:

The large pastern is a very compact bone, set in an oblique direction downward and forward, and extends from the cannon bone to the coronet.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
A cannon shot had shivered the bone of his leg just above the knee.
"Hair Breadth Escapes" by T. S. Arthur
In the Sheep and the Camel the long compound bone, supporting the two main (or only) toes is the cannon-bone.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
The limbs, especially the cannon-bones, are relatively short, and the splint-bones large.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
The cannon-bones should be flat, heavy and clean, and the feet wide, tough, and prominent at the heels.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
The so-called cannon bone (the fused third and fourth metapodia) is accompanied in its fusion by an increase in length.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
The cannon bone, shank.
"The American Horsewoman" by Elizabeth Karr
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In news:

A condylar fracture of a cannon bone knocked Darley Debutante (gr.
Pluck Out 60 Days With Cannon Bone Bruising.
Dunkirk will undergo surgery today for a condylar fracture of the left hind cannon bone.
Cannon Bone Fractures in Sport Horses vs Racehorses.
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