stringhalt

[ string-hawlt ]
/ ˈstrɪŋˌhɔlt /

noun Veterinary Pathology.

a nerve disorder in horses, causing exaggerated flexing movements of the hind legs in walking.

Origin of stringhalt

First recorded in 1515–25; string + halt2

Related forms

string·halt·ed, string·halt·y, adjectivestring·halt·ed·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stringhalt

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012