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splint

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noun \ˈsplint\

Definition of splint

  1. 1 :  a small plate or strip of metal used in making armor

  2. 2a :  a thin strip of wood suitable for interweaving (as into baskets)b :  splinterc :  material or a device used to protect and immobilize a body part (as a broken arm)

  3. 3 :  a bony enlargement on the upper part of the cannon bone of a horse usually on the inside of the leg

Examples of splint in a sentence

  1. His leg was in a splint.

  2. <a splint off the board>

Variants of splint

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splent

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Origin and Etymology of splint

Middle English, from Middle Low German splinte, splente; probably akin to Middle Dutch splitten to split


First Known Use: 14th century


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splint

transitive verb

Definition of splint

  1. 1 :  to support and immobilize (as a broken bone) with a splint

  2. 2 :  to brace with or as if with splints

15th Century

First Known Use of splint

15th century


SPLINT Defined for English Language Learners

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splint

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noun \ˈsplint\

Definition of splint for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of wood, metal, plastic, etc., that is used to hold a broken bone in the correct position while it heals


SPLINT Defined for Kids

splint

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noun \ˈsplint\

Definition of splint for Students

  1. 1 :  a thin flexible strip of wood woven together with others in making a chair seat or basket

  2. 2 :  a rigid device for keeping a broken or displaced bone in place while it heals


Medical Dictionary

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splint

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noun \ˈsplint\

Medical Definition of splint

  1. 1:  material or a device used to protect and immobilize a body part <a plaster splint for a fractured leg> <a dental splint>

  2. 2:  a bony enlargement on the upper part of the cannon bone of a horse usually on the inside of the leg


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splint

transitive verb

Medical Definition of splint

  1. 1:  to support and immobilize (as a broken bone) with a splint

  2. 2:  to protect against pain by reducing the motion of <the patient splinted his chest by a fixed position and shallow breathing>



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