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thoroughpin Syllabification: thor·ough·pin
Pronunciation: /ˈTHərəˌpin/

Definition of thoroughpin in English:


A swelling of the tendon sheath above the hock of a horse, which may be pressed from inside to outside and vice versa.
Example sentences
  • This puts more stress on the hocks and the outside of the legs; bog spavins and thoroughpins can result.
  • Shortly after this, the horse developed a thoroughpin and was kept from racing for the rest of the season.
  • It turns out it is a thoroughpin; the vet drained the lump and then pumped it with cortisone.
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