coffin bone

noun

Definition of coffin bone

: the principal bone enclosed within the hoof of a horse

called also pedal bone

First Known Use of coffin bone

circa 1720, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coffin bone was circa 1720

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“Coffin bone.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coffin%20bone. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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coffin bone

noun
cof·​fin bone | \ ˈkȯ-fən- How to pronounce coffin bone (audio) \

Medical Definition of coffin bone

: the bone enclosed within the hoof of the horse

called also pedal bone

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