Definition of coffin joint in English:

coffin joint

Pronunciation /ˈkôfən ˌjoint/ /ˈkɔfən ˌdʒɔɪnt/ /ˈkäfən ˌjoint/ /ˈkɑfən ˌdʒɔɪnt/


  • The joint at the top of a horse's hoof.

    ‘He is now retired due to navicular changes and fusion of the coffin joints in both front feet.’
    • ‘As the coffin joint flexes, the deep digital flexor tendon glides against the navicular bone.’
    • ‘Ringbone, a lameness disease of the pastern and coffin joints, is a degenerative disorder that has no cure.’
    • ‘There have been horses that were constantly having their coffin joints injected with medications to keep them sound.’
    • ‘The corrective shoeing consists of shortening the toe and applying a full roller motion shoe to transfer the action from the pastern and coffin joints to the shoe area.’