Splinting



noun
1.
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.
2.
one of a number of thin strips of wood woven together to make a chair seat, basket, etc.
3.
Veterinary Medicine. an exostosis or bony enlargement of a splint bone of a horse or a related animal.
4.
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.

5.
British Dialect. a splinter of wood or stone.
verb (used with object)
6.
to secure, hold in position, or support by means of a splint or splints, as a fractured bone.
7.
to support as if with splints.
noun
1.
a rigid support for restricting movement of an injured part, esp a broken bone
2.
a thin sliver of wood, esp one that is used to light cigars, a fire, etc
3.
a thin strip of wood woven with others to form a chair seat, basket, etc
4.
(vet science) inflammation of the small metatarsal or metacarpal bones along the side of the cannon bone of a horse
5.
one of the overlapping metal plates used in armour after about 1330
6.
another word for splinter
verb
7.
to apply a splint to (a broken arm, etc)

splint (splĭnt)
n.

A rigid device used to prevent motion of a joint or of the ends of a fractured bone.

A dental appliance put on the teeth to protect them from grinding or from moving out of place.

v. splint·ed, splint·ing, splints
To support or restrict with a splint.

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