Definition of Splint

1. Noun. A thin sliver of wood. "He lit the fire with a burning splint"

Generic synonyms: Paring, Shaving, Sliver

2. Verb. Support with a splint. "Did he splint his foot? "; "Splint a broken finger"
Category relationships: Medicine, Practice Of Medicine
Generic synonyms: Care For, Treat

3. Noun. An orthopedic mechanical device used to immobilize and protect a part of the body (as a broken leg).
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device

Definition of Splint

1. n. A piece split off; a splinter.

2. v. t. To split into splints, or thin, slender pieces; to splinter; to shiver.

Definition of Splint

1. Noun. A narrow strip of wood split or peeled off of a larger piece. ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) A device to immobilize a body part. ¹

3. Noun. A dental device applied consequent to undergoing orthodontia. ¹

4. Noun. A segment of armor. ¹

5. Noun. A bone found on either side of the horse's cannon bone. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To apply a splint to; to fasten with splints. ¹

7. Verb. To support one's abdomen with hands or a pillow before attempting to cough. ¹

8. Verb. (obsolete rare transitive) To split into thin, slender pieces; to splinter. ¹

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Definition of Splint

1. to brace with a splint (a thin piece of wood) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Splint

1. A rigid device of plastic, wood or plaster that serves to immobilize an injury. Generally placed along the posterior aspect of an injured limb. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Splint

splicing endonuclease
splint (current term)
splint bone
splinted abutment
splinter bar
splinter bars
splinter group
splinter groups
splinter haemorrhages
splinter parties
splinter party
splinter up
splintered fracture

Literary usage of Splint

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pye's Surgical Handicraft: A Manual of Surgical Manipulations, Minor Surgery by Walter Pye (1893)
"On the other hand, not a few fractures, with but little The long splint deformity, can be set in very good position with no other only' arrangement for ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1853)
"The roll was then placed on the end of the splint, the strip carried over the back, then turned over the front, over the roll, and again to the Fig. ..."

3. A Manual for the Practice of Surgery by Thomas Bryant (1881)
"A very excellent splint has been suggested by Mr. Cripps, in which extension and counter-extension are kept up by a carefully regulated elastic force, ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1870)
"HAVING found the splint figured and described below of great service in the treatment of cases ... The splint, which is made principally of tin, consists, ..."

5. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1893)
"Treated with long splint, 88 ; treated with short splint, 192. ... Cases in which I know the result and the kind of splint worn between 1859 and 1889, ..."

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