splint

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v splint support with a splint "splint a broken finger"
    • n splint an orthopedic mechanical device used to immobilize and protect a part of the body (as a broken leg)
    • n splint a thin sliver of wood "he lit the fire with a burning splint"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Splint (Far) A disease affecting the splint bones, as a callosity or hard excrescence.
    • Splint A piece split off; a splinter.
    • Splint (Anat) A splint bone.
    • Splint (Surg) A thin piece of wood, or other substance, used to keep in place, or protect, an injured part, especially a broken bone when set.
    • Splint (Anc. Armor) One of the small plates of metal used in making splint armor. See Splint armor, below. "The knees and feet were defended by splints , or thin plates of steel."
    • Splint Splint, or splent, coal. See Splent coal, under Splent.
    • Splint To fasten or confine with splints, as a broken limb. See Splint n., 2.
    • v. t Splint To split into splints, or thin, slender pieces; to splinter; to shiver.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • splint To splinter; shiver.
    • splint To join together, confine, or support by means of splints, as a broken limb.
    • n splint A piece of wood or other substance split off; a splinter.
    • n splint A thin flexible strip of wood (or metal) adapted to a particular use. Specifically— One of a number of strips woven together to make chair-seats, baskets, etc.
    • n splint In anatomy, a bone acting as a splint; a splint-bone.
    • n splint In farriery: Periostitis in the horse, involving the inner small and the large metacarpal or cannon-bone, rarely also the corresponding metatarsal bones. It is caused mainly by concussion, and sometimes leads to lameness.
    • n splint An exostosis of the splint-bone of a horse; a bony callus or excrescence on a horse's leg formed by periostitis of a splint-bone.
    • n splint Alburnum or sap-wood.
    • n splint A variety of bituminous coal which is of a dull, stony luster and breaks in slab-like masses; splint-coal. It is contrasted with the shining variety or glance-coal, which breaks in cubes and which is often strongly coking, whereas splint-coal is not.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Splint plentiful in Scotland, hard, breaking into cuboidal blocks
    • n Splint splint a small piece of wood split off: a thin piece of padded wood, &c., for keeping a fractured limb in its proper position: a bony enlargement on the horse's leg, between the knee and the fetlock, usually appearing on the inside of one or both forelegs, frequently situated between the large and small canon bones, depending upon concussion—also Splent
    • v.t Splint to confine with splints
    • v.t., v.i Splint to split into splinters
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to D. splinter,G. splinter, splitter, Dan. splint, Sw. splint, a kind of spike, a forelock (in nautical use), Sw. splinta,to splint, splinter, Dan. splinte, and E. split,. See Split (v. t.), and cf. Splent

Usage

In literature:

We've got to get my leg into splints.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
George, you bring over a few of those pieces of flooring that are not too badly charred to use for splints.
"Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts" by Roy Rutherford Bailey
Then I got Dan to tie splints on the rod, after which I fought my quarry some more.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Splints can be made of anything that is stiff and rigid.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
I have splints right here.
"Four Little Blossoms at Brookside Farm" by Mabel C. Hawley
And, as in the fore-foot, there are merely two splints to represent the second and the fourth toes.
"Little Masterpieces of Science:" by Various
If we could find water, I'd bathe it and put a stick splint on it.
"Claire" by Leslie Burton Blades
We'll splint it later.
"Hanging by a Thread" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Such a splint may be fastened on by means of either a wire or cord and allowed to remain six weeks or two months.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
I've got to go home and put my ankle in splints.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
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In poetry:

Stumps are shaking, crutch-supported;
Splinted fingers tap the rhythm;
And a head all helmed with plasters
Wags a measured approbation.
"Interlude" by William Ernest Henley
shaking over the excavations, as it faces Colonel Shaw
and his bell-cheeked Negro infantry
on St. Gaudens' shaking Civil War relief,
propped by a plank splint against the garage's earthquake.
"For the Union Dead" by Robert Lowell
For the fate of an empire, her life and her fame,
The laggard, the stumbler, the faint heart, the lame!
For the red stricken field whereon nations depend,
The splint and the spavin and bellows to mend!
"The Quest (Horses For The Army)" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

I think I have shin splints .
How Can I Prevent Shin Splints From Returning.
I'm about to start training for a half-marathon and am wondering if there is any way to prevent shin splints from returning.
How can I treat shin splints .
Normally, these aren't areas of our bodies that we give much consideration to unless we get shin splints .
Currently, first aid limb splints are bulky and often ill-equipped to deal with the full variety of limb injuries that present to emergency care teams.
Tony Romo has finally said goodbye to the protective splint he wore the last three games.
Of course, maybe he should keep the splint considering he's thrown for 300 yards in two of the three games he's played since returning from a fractured right pinkie.
I had pain in my left shin that was diagnosed as shin splints, something that just needed time to heal.
Splint causes discomfort for Heat's Mario Chalmers.
But trainer Helen Pitts said Einstein is suffering from a bruised splint bone in his right fore and the injury would force him to miss Saturday's race.
Bryant is trying to determine how he feels with his finger taped while also wearing a splint.
Wide receiver Dez Bryant suffered a sprained left finger and was wearing a splint after the game.
The presentation covers the skills necessary to control bleeding, treat a burn, splint a broken bone and aid someone who is choking.
Algorithms popped a splint in his right front leg.
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In science:

As a by product of this isomorphism we obtain an explicit splinting of the Siegel parabolic subgroup.
The Langlands-Shahidi Method for the metaplectic group and applications
In the new graph the cycle C splints into an even square that contains u and v and a chordless cycle C ′ of length l − 2.
Odd Khovanov homology of principally unimodular bipartite graph-links
Splint of root system of simple Lie algebra appears naturally in the study of (regular) embeddings of reductive subalgebras.
On affine extension of splint root systems
Application of splint properties drastically simplifies calculations of branching coefficients.
On affine extension of splint root systems
We study affine extension of splint root system of simple Lie algebra and obtain relations on theta and branching functions.
On affine extension of splint root systems
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