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stringhalt

[ string-hawlt ]
/ ˈstrɪŋˌhɔlt /
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
a nerve disorder in horses, causing exaggerated flexing movements of the hind legs in walking.
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Also springhalt.

Origin of stringhalt

First recorded in 1515–25; string + halt2

OTHER WORDS FROM stringhalt

stringhalted, stringhalty, adjectivestring·halt·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stringhalt

stringhalt
/ (ˈstrɪŋˌhɔːlt) /

noun
vet science a sudden spasmodic lifting of the hind leg of a horse, resulting from abnormal contraction of the flexor muscles of the hockAlso called: springhalt

Word Origin for stringhalt

C16: probably string + halt ²
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