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.
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.
a rigid support for restricting movement of an injured part, esp a broken bone
a thin sliver of wood, esp one that is used to light cigars, a fire, etc
a thin strip of wood woven with others to form a chair seat, basket, etc
(vet science) inflammation of the small metatarsal or metacarpal bones along the side of the cannon bone of a horse
one of the overlapping metal plates used in armour after about 1330
another word for splinter
to apply a splint to (a broken arm, etc)
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.
verb (used with object), split, splitting. 1. to divide or separate from end to end or into layers: to split a log in two. 2. to separate by cutting, chopping, etc., usually lengthwise: to split a piece from a block. 3. to tear or break apart; rend or burst: The wind split the sail. 4. […]
adjective 1. having, involving, or pertaining to a severed corpus callosum. split-brain adj. Of, relating to, or subjected to surgical separation of the hemispheres of the brain by severing the corpus callosum.
Parallel extension of C for distributed memory multiprocessors. Aims to provide efficient low-level access to the underlying machine. CM5 (ftp://ftp.cs.berkeley.edu/ucb/CASTLE/Split-C). Mail-list: email@example.com.
- Split cane
noun 1. (angling) bamboo split into strips of triangular section, tapered, and glued to form a stiff but flexible hexagonal rod: used, esp formerly, for making fishing rods