cannon bone

noun

Definition of cannon bone

: a bone in hoofed mammals that extends from the knee or hock to the fetlock especially : the enlarged metacarpal or metatarsal of the third digit of a horse

Examples of cannon bone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in June, Maxfield was discovered to have a non-displaced condylar fracture in his right front cannon bone. David J. Kim, The Courier-Journal, 30 Apr. 2021 In a press release Wednesday, Godolphin announced Grade 3 Matt Winn winner Maxfield was discovered to have a non-displaced condylar fracture in his right front cannon bone. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of cannon bone

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cannon bone

French canon, literally, cannon

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“Cannon bone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cannon%20bone. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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cannon bone

noun

Medical Definition of cannon bone

: a bone in hoofed mammals that supports the leg from the hock joint to the fetlock

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