thoroughpin

noun

thor·​ough·​pin ˈthər-ə-ˌpin How to pronounce thoroughpin (audio)
ˈthə-rə-
: a synovial swelling just above the hock of a horse on both sides of the leg and slightly anterior to the hamstring tendon that is sometimes associated with lameness

Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thoroughpin was in 1789

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Cite this Entry

“Thoroughpin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thoroughpin. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

thoroughpin

noun
thor·​ough·​pin ˈthər-ə-ˌpin, ˈthə-rə- How to pronounce thoroughpin (audio)
: a synovial swelling just above the hock of a horse on both sides of the leg and slightly anterior to the hamstring tendon that is often associated with lameness
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