ringbone

noun
ring·​bone | \ ˈriŋ-ˌbōn How to pronounce ringbone (audio) \

Definition of ringbone

: a bony outgrowth on or near the articulating surface of the pastern or coffin bone of a horse that typically results from injury and usually produces lameness

First Known Use of ringbone

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Ringbone.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ringbone. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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ringbone

noun
ring·​bone | \ -ˌbōn How to pronounce ringbone (audio) \

Medical Definition of ringbone

: a bony outgrowth on the phalangeal bones of a horse's foot that usually produces lameness also : osteoarthritis of a horse's foot that produces such an outgrowth

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