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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the part between the fetlock and the hoof;
[syn: pastern, fetter bone]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pastern \Pas"tern\, n. [Of. pasturon, F. p[^a]turon, fr. OF. pasture a tether, for beasts while pasturing; prop., a pasturing. See Pasture.] 1. The part of the foot of the horse, and allied animals, between the fetlock and the coffin joint. See Illust. of Horse. [1913 Webster] Note: The upper bone, or phalanx, of the foot is called the great pastern bone; the second, the small pastern bone; and the third, in the hoof, the coffin bone. [1913 Webster] Pastern joint, the joint in the hoof of the horse, and allied animals, between the great and small pastern bones. [1913 Webster] 2. A shackle for horses while pasturing. --Knight. [1913 Webster] 3. A patten. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pastern n 1: the part between the fetlock and the hoof [syn: pastern, fetter bone]