splint bone

noun

: one of the slender rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bones on either side of the cannon bone in the limbs of the horse and related animals

Word History

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of splint bone was in 1704

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“Splint bone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splint%20bone. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

splint bone

noun
: one of the small slender bones in the leg of a horse

Medical Definition

splint bone

noun
: one of the slender rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bones on either side of the cannon bone in the limbs of the horse and related animals
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