Definition of pastern noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpæstən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæstərn//
(anatomy) Parts of animals
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the part of a horse’s foot between the fetlock and the hoof See related entries: Parts of animals Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French pasturon, from pasture ‘strap for hobbling a horse’ (tying its legs together to prevent it from moving), transferred in sense to the joint of the foot.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pastern