What is Splint?

Splint definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a thin piece of wood or other rigid material used to immobilize a fractured or dislocated bone, or to maintain any part of the body in a fixed position.
one of a number of thin strips of wood woven together to make a chair seat, basket, etc.
Veterinary Medicine. an exostosis or bony enlargement of a splint bone of a horse or a related animal.
Armor. any of a number of narrow plates or lames joined with rivets or a backing to form a piece of armor.a partial vambrace protecting only the outer part of the arm.

British Dialect. a splinter of wood or stone.

verb (used with object)
to secure, hold in position, or support by means of a splint or splints, as a fractured bone.
to support as if with splints.


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