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springhalt

[spring-hawlt]
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. stringhalt.

Origin of springhalt

First recorded in 1605–15; alteration by association with spring
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Examples from the Web for springhalt

Historical Examples

  • At a little distance grazed an old horse, gray and gaunt, springhalt and spavined, with ribs like Death's own.

    To Have and To Hold

    Mary Johnston


British Dictionary definitions for springhalt

springhalt

noun
  1. vet science another name for stringhalt

Word Origin

C17: probably an alteration, influenced by spring, of stringhalt
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