stringhalt

noun
string·​halt | \ ˈstriŋ-ˌhȯlt How to pronounce stringhalt (audio) \

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

Other Words from stringhalt

stringhalted \ ˈstriŋ-​ˌhȯl-​təd How to pronounce stringhalted (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of stringhalt

circa 1534, in the meaning defined above

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“Stringhalt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stringhalt. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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stringhalt

noun
string·​halt | \ ˈstriŋ-ˌhȯlt How to pronounce stringhalt (audio) \

Medical Definition of stringhalt

: a condition of lameness in the hind legs of a horse caused by muscular spasms

called also springhalt

Other Words from stringhalt

stringhalted \ -​ˌhȯl-​təd How to pronounce stringhalted (audio) \ adjective

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