stringhalt


string·halt

noun \ˈstriŋ-ˌhlt\

Definition of STRINGHALT

:  a condition of lameness in a horse's hind legs caused by muscular spasms and resulting in excessive flexion of the hock
string·halt·ed \-ˌhl-təd\ adjective

First Known Use of STRINGHALT

circa 1534

string·halt

noun \ˈstriŋ-ˌhlt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STRINGHALT

: a condition of lameness in the hind legs of a horse caused by muscular spasms—called also springhalt
string·halt·ed \-ˌhl-təd\ adjective

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