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splint

[ splint ]
/ splɪnt /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to secure, hold in position, or support by means of a splint or splints, as a fractured bone.
to support as if with splints.

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Origin of splint

1275–1325; Middle English <Middle Dutch or Middle Low German splinte;cf. splinter

OTHER WORDS FROM splint

splintlike, adjectiveun·splint·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for splint

splint
/ (splɪnt) /

noun

verb

to apply a splint to (a broken arm, etc)

Derived forms of splint

splintlike, adjective

Word Origin for splint

C13: from Middle Low German splinte; related to Middle Dutch splinte splint, Old High German spaltan to split
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Medical definitions for splint

splint
[ splĭnt ]

n.

A rigid device used to prevent motion of a joint or of the ends of a fractured bone.
A dental appliance put on the teeth to protect them from grinding or from moving out of place.

v.

To support or restrict with a splint.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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