Definition of splint bone in English:

splint bone

Syllabification: splint bone

noun

Either of two small bones in the foreleg of a horse or other large quadruped, lying behind and close to the cannon bone.
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  • Many evolutionists claim that the horse's splint bones in their legs are vestigial, that is, useless leftovers from its alleged evolutionary past.
  • Stable companion Scarthy Lad banged a splint bone when he won at Clonmel earlier in the month and will be out of action until the new year.
  • The colt fractured the splint bone and chipped a piece of the sesamsoid bone in the same leg.

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