stringhalt

noun

string·​halt ˈstriŋ-ˌhȯlt How to pronounce stringhalt (audio)
: a condition of lameness in a horse's hind legs caused by muscular spasms and resulting in excessive flexion of the hock
stringhalted adjective

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1534, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stringhalt was circa 1534

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“Stringhalt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stringhalt. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

stringhalt

noun

string·​halt ˈstriŋ-ˌhȯlt How to pronounce stringhalt (audio)
: a condition of lameness in the hind legs of a horse caused by muscular spasms

called also springhalt

stringhalted adjective
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