Origin of springhalt

First recorded in 1605–15; alteration by association with spring
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Historical Examples of springhalt

  • At a little distance grazed an old horse, gray and gaunt, springhalt and spavined, with ribs like Death's own.

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British Dictionary definitions for springhalt


  1. vet science another name for stringhalt

Word Origin for springhalt

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