Springhalt
Springhalt Spring"halt` (-h[add]lt`), n. (Far.) A kind of lameness in a horse. See {Stringhalt}. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • springhalt — [spriŋ′hôlt΄] n. STRINGHALT …   English World dictionary

  • springhalt — Stringhalt String halt , n. (Far.) An habitual sudden twitching of the hinder leg of a horse, or an involuntary or convulsive contraction of the muscles that raise the hock. [Written also {springhalt}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • springhalt — /spring hawlt /, n. Vet. Pathol. stringhalt. [1605 15; alter. by assoc. with SPRING] * * * …   Universalium

  • springhalt — spring·halt .hȯlt n STRINGHALT …   Medical dictionary

  • springhalt — spring·halt …   English syllables

  • springhalt — /ˈsprɪŋhɔlt/ (say springhawlt) noun → stringhalt …   Australian English dictionary

  • springhalt — ˈspriŋˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: by alteration : stringhalt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stringhalt — String halt , n. (Far.) An habitual sudden twitching of the hinder leg of a horse, or an involuntary or convulsive contraction of the muscles that raise the hock. [Written also {springhalt}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stringhalt — stringhalted, stringhalty, adj. stringhaltedness, n. /string hawlt /, n. Vet. Pathol. a nerve disorder in horses, causing exaggerated flexing movements of the hind legs in walking. Also, springhalt. [1515 25; STRING + HALT2] * * * …   Universalium

  • spring — 1. verb /sprɪŋ/ a) To start to exist. Sometimes the ideas spring to life fully formed. b) To jump or leap. He sprang up from his seat. Syn …   Wiktionary

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