[ string-hawlt ]
/ ˈstrɪŋˌhɔlt /
noun Veterinary Pathology.
a nerve disorder in horses, causing exaggerated flexing movements of the hind legs in walking.
Related formsstring·halt·ed, string·halt·y, adjectivestring·halt·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for stringhalt
He had stringhalt, I think, and Dr. Fred said he was getting less worth every day and after awhile would not be fit to travel.White Dandy; or, Master and I|Velma Caldwell Melville
Foot-ball produces what may be called the endogenous or ingrowing toenail, stringhalt and mania.A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories|Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
British Dictionary definitions for stringhalt
/ (ˈstrɪŋˌhɔːlt) /
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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