- 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.
Origin of splint
OTHER WORDS FROM splintsplintlike, adjectiveun·splint·ed, adjective
How to use splint in a sentence
He spent 10 months in a tuberculosis sanatorium with his leg immobilized in a splint, but a cause for his knee ailment was never determined.David Prowse, English actor and weightlifter who embodied Darth Vader, dies at 85|Louie Estrada|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
Additionally, they help prevent pain from runner’s knee, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis.
Both were cases of gangrene of the leg, the result of tight splinting by potters.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Displacement and crepitus are prevented by the splinting action of the ligaments.
In transverse fractures the position may be maintained by a simple ferrule of poroplastic or Gooch-splinting.
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
Immobilization—Systemic immobilization is effected by body rest and locally by splinting the bitten area.