pas·tern /ˈpæstɝn/ 名詞
1. The part of the foot of the horse, and allied animals, between the fetlock and the coffin joint. See Illust. of Horse.
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.
Pastern joint, the joint in the hoof of the horse, and allied animals, between the great and small pastern bones.
2. A shackle for horses while pasturing.
3. A patten. [Obs.]
n : the part between the fetlock and the hoof [syn: fetter bone]