Splint
Splint Splint, n. [Akin to D. splinter,G. splinter, splitter, Dan. splint, Sw. splint a kind of spike, a forelock (in nautical use), Sw. splintato splint, splinter, Dan. splinte, and E. split. See {Split}, v. t., and cf. {Splent}.] 1. A piece split off; a splinter. [1913 Webster]

2. (Surg.) A thin piece of wood, or other substance, used to keep in place, or protect, an injured part, especially a broken bone when set. [1913 Webster]

3. (Anat.) A splint bone. [1913 Webster]

4. (Far.) A disease affecting the splint bones, as a callosity or hard excrescence. [1913 Webster]

5. (Anc. Armor.) One of the small plates of metal used in making splint armor. See {Splint armor}, below. [1913 Webster]

The knees and feet were defended by splints, or thin plates of steel. --Sir. W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

6. Splint, or splent, coal. See {Splent coal}, under {Splent}. [1913 Webster]

{Splint armor},a kind of ancient armor formed of thin plates of metal, usually overlapping each other and allowing the limbs to move freely.

{Splint bone} (Anat.), one of the rudimentary, splintlike metacarpal or metatarsal bones on either side of the cannon bone in the limbs of the horse and allied animals.

{Splint coal}. See {Splent coal}, under {Splent}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • splint — SPLINT, splinturi, s.n. (tehn.) Cui de siguranţă. – Din engl. splint. Trimis de LauraGellner, 25.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  SPLINT s. (tehn.) cui de siguranţă, cui spintecat. Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  splint s. n …   Dicționar Român

  • şplint — ŞPLINT, şplinturi, s.n. Piesă de metal de forma unui cui despicat în două braţe egale, care serveşte ca element de fixare a două piese ori ca element de blocare sau de siguranţă a piuliţelor împotriva autodeşurubării. – Din germ. Splint. Trimis… …   Dicționar Român

  • Splint — may refer to:*Splint (programming tool), a device for checking computer programs *Splint (medicine), a medical device for the immobilization of limbs or spine *Splints, an ailment of horses *Splint (orthodontic), a retainer built into teeth to… …   Wikipedia

  • splint — c.1300, plate of armor, probably from M.L.G. splinte, splente thin piece of iron, related to M.Du. splinte splint, probably ult. from PIE * (s)plei to split, splice (see FLINT (Cf. flint)). Cognate with Dan. splint splinter, Swed. splint wooden… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Splint — Splint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Splinted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Splinting}.] To split into splints, or thin, slender pieces; to splinter; to shiver. [Obs. or R.] Florio. [1913 Webster] 2. To fasten or confine with splints, as a broken limb. See {Splint} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Splint — »gespaltener Vorsteckstift«: Das ursprünglich niederd. Wort erscheint seit dem 18. Jh. in hochd. Texten. Niederd. splint »Eisenstift«, mnd. splinte »flacher Eisenkeil (z. B. in Mauerankern)« entspricht norw., schwed. splint »Splitter« (norw. mdal …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • splint — [splint] n. [ME splente < MDu or MLowG splinte: for IE base see SPLIT] 1. a thin strip of wood or cane woven together with others to make baskets, chair seats, etc. 2. a thin strip of metal used in overlapping construction with others to make… …   English World dictionary

  • splint — [splınt] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Middle Low German; Origin: splinte, splente] a flat piece of wood, metal etc used for keeping a broken bone in position while it mends …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • splint — splint·age; splint; …   English syllables

  • splint — ► NOUN 1) a strip of rigid material for supporting a broken bone when it has been set. 2) a long, thin strip of wood used in basketwork or to light a fire. ► VERB ▪ secure with a splint or splints. ORIGIN Dutch, Low German splinte metal plate or… …   English terms dictionary

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