- any of a number of narrow plates or lames joined with rivets or a backing to form a piece of armor.
- a partial vambrace protecting only the outer part of the arm.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of splint
OTHER WORDS FROM splintsplintlike, adjectiveun·splint·ed, adjective
Words nearby splint
Example sentences from the Web for splint
The splint is fixed above and below by bandages, and the projecting knee is drawn towards it by a few turns of elastic webbing.
This it joins an inch or more above the bottom of the splint bone.Diseases of the Horse's Foot|Harry Caulton Reeks
These end splints must be trimmed evenly and left just long enough to bend over the splint running round on the inner side.Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools|Virginia McGaw
If the wound be of the leg or foot, the patient should be in the recumbent position, with the part elevated and a splint applied.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry|Maximilian Stern
He wore this splint or cap for the knee for about four weeks, when I found he could leave it off at night without much pain.Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society|Joseph Bradford Cox