- A little bone.
- (zoology) The internal bone, or shell, of a cuttlefish.
- A hard substance growing on the inside of a horse's knee.
- 1992, Barbara T. Engel, Margaret L. Galloway, Therapeutic Riding Programs:
- Such maladies as osteoarthritis of various joints (spavin in the hocks, ringbone in the pasterns, osselets in the fetlocks, navicular disease in the heels of the forefeet) are very common, as is chronic lower back soreness (coldback) in the lumbar, sacral, and thoracic regions.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for osselet in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
osselet m (plural osselets)