- 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 splintsplint·like, adjectiveun·splint·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for splinting
Immobilization—Systemic immobilization is effected by body rest and locally by splinting the bitten area.
Displacement and crepitus are prevented by the splinting action of the ligaments.
After splinting, keep the injured arm or leg a little higher than the rest of the patient's body.In Time Of Emergency|Department of Defense