Cannon-bone definition

A supporting bone of the leg in some hoofed mammals, analogous to the metacarpus of the hand or the metatarsus of the foot in humans.
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A supporting bone of the leg in some hoofed mammals, analogous to the metacarpus of the hand or the metatarsus of the foot in humans.
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A bone resulting from the fusion of metacarpals or metatarsals in some artiodactyls.
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The metacarpal of a horse.
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The metatarsal of a horse.
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Attributive form of cannon bone, noun.
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The bone between hock or knee and fetlock in a four-legged, hoofed animal.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cannon-bone
Plural:
cannon bones