dog bone

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dog bone (plural dog bones)

  1. A bone that is given to a dog to chew on and play with, similar to a dog biscuit. They can be real bones, or they can be made of other materials like plastic or leather.
  2. A 2- or 3-dimensional compound shape, evocative of a dog biscuit or dog-bone toy with a central shaft and two lobes (analogous to femoral condyles) at each end.
    • "The First Nanochips", Scientific American, April 2004, p. 81.
      If ... the pattern on the mask were designed to look more like a dog bone, the result would better approximate a rectangle with sharp corners.

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