Splint coal
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]


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  • splint coal — Splent Splent (spl[e^]nt), n. 1. See {Splent}. [1913 Webster] 2. See {Splent coal}, below. [1913 Webster] {Splent coal}, an inferior kind of cannel coal from Scotch collieries; called also {splent}, {splint}, and {splint coal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splint coal — noun Etymology: so called from its splintery fracture : a very hard bituminous steam coal of dull appearance and laminated structure that gives out intense heat when burning compare bright coal …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Splint armor — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Splint bone — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splint — Splent Splent (spl[e^]nt), n. 1. See {Splent}. [1913 Webster] 2. See {Splent coal}, below. [1913 Webster] {Splent coal}, an inferior kind of cannel coal from Scotch collieries; called also {splent}, {splint}, and {splint coal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splint — n. & v. n. 1 a a strip of rigid material used for holding a broken bone etc. when set. b a rigid or flexible strip of esp. wood used in basketwork etc. 2 a tumour or bony excrescence on the inside of a horse s leg. 3 a thin strip of wood etc.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • coal — coalless, adj. /kohl/, n. 1. a black or dark brown combustible mineral substance consisting of carbonized vegetable matter, used as a fuel. Cf. anthracite, bituminous coal, lignite. 2. a piece of glowing, charred, or burned wood or other… …   Universalium

  • Coal type —   The classification is based on physical characteristics or microscopic constituents. Examples of coal types are banded coal, bright coal, cannel coal, and splint coal. The term is also used to classify coal according to heat and sulfur content …   Energy terms

  • Coal type according to appearance — ▪ Table Coal type according to appearance and composition type main components opaque attritus percent banded coal (>5 percent anthraxylon) bright anthraxylon and translucent attritus …   Universalium

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