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Meaning of SPLINT

Pronunciation:  splint

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an orthopedic mechanical device used to immobilize and protect a part of the body (as a broken leg)
  2. [n]  a thin sliver of wood; "he lit the fire with a burning splint"
  3. [v]  support with a splint, of broken limbs

SPLINT is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: care for, mechanical device, paring, shaving, sliver, treat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    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.
    3. (Anat.) A splint bone.
    4. (Far.) A disease affecting the splint bones, as a
       callosity or hard excrescence.
    5. (Anc. Armor.) One of the small plates of metal used in
       making splint armor. See {Splint armor}, below.
             The knees and feet were defended by splints, or thin
             plates of steel.                      --Sir. W.
    6. Splint, or splent, coal. See {Splent coal}, under
    {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}.
  2. \Splint\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Splinted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To split into splints, or thin, slender pieces; to splinter;
    to shiver. [Obs. or R.] --Florio.
    2. To fasten or confine with splints, as a broken limb. See
       {Splint}, n., 2. [R.] --Shak.