|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|
|7.||to apply a splint to (a broken arm, etc)|
|[C13: from Middle Low German splinte; related to Middle Dutch splinte splint, Old High German spaltan to split]|
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.