stringhalt
noun Date: circa 1534 a condition of lameness in a horse's hind legs caused by muscular spasms and resulting in excessive flexion of the hock • stringhalted adjective

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  • Stringhalt — is abnormal use of the equine hock and usually is a form of lameness.Rooney [ Stringhalt James Rooney DVM [http://www.horseshoes.com/farrierssites/sites/rooney/stringhalt/stringhalt.htm online] (accessed July 2007)] recognizes 4 forms of… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — [striŋ′hôlt΄] n. a condition in horses causing one or both hind legs to jerk spasmodically in walking stringhalted adj. stringhalty …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • stringhalt — string·halt striŋ .hȯlt n a condition of lameness in the hind legs of a horse caused by muscular spasms called also springhalt string·halt·ed .hȯl təd adj * * * string·halt (stringґhawlt) myoclonus of the hind leg of a horse, causing a gait in… …   Medical dictionary

  • stringhalt — n. nerve disorder which affects horses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stringhalt — [ strɪŋhɔ:lt] noun a condition affecting one or both of a horse s hind legs, causing exaggerated bending of the hock …   English new terms dictionary

  • stringhalt — string·halt …   English syllables

  • stringhalt — string•halt [[t]ˈstrɪŋˌhɔlt[/t]] n. vet a nerve disease of horses causing spasmodic flexing of one or both hind legs • Etymology: 1515–25 string′halt ed, string′halt′y, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • stringhalt — /ˈstrɪŋhɔlt/ (say stringhawlt) noun Veterinary Science a pathological condition of horses which affects their hind legs, causing the muscles to contract spasmodically; a symptom of neurological damage caused by microbial infections and trauma.… …   Australian English dictionary

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