springhalt

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


Nearby words

  1. springer spaniel,
  2. springfield,
  3. springfield rifle,
  4. springform pan,
  5. springhaas,
  6. springhare,
  7. springhead,
  8. springhouse,
  9. springing,
  10. springing line

Origin of springhalt

First recorded in 1605–15; alteration by association with spring

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Examples from the Web for springhalt

  • 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

Word Origin for springhalt

C17: probably an alteration, influenced by spring, of stringhalt

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