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springhalt

[ spring-hawlt ]
/ ˈsprɪŋˌhɔlt /
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noun Veterinary Pathology.

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Origin of springhalt

First recorded in 1605–15; alteration by association with spring
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  • 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
/ (ˈsprɪŋˌhɔːlt) /

noun

vet science another name for stringhalt
C17: probably an alteration, influenced by spring, of stringhalt
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