stringhalt

noun
string·​halt | \ˈstriŋ-ˌhȯlt \

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 \ adjective

First Known Use of stringhalt

circa 1534, in the meaning defined above

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stringhalt

noun
string·​halt | \ˈstriŋ-ˌhȯlt \

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 \ adjective

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