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springhalt

[spring-hawlt] /ˈsprɪŋˌhɔlt/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
Origin of springhalt
1605-1615
1605-15; alteration by association with spring
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  • At a little distance grazed an old horse, gray and gaunt, springhalt and spavined, with ribs like Death's own.

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springhalt

/ˈsprɪŋˌhɔːlt/
noun
1.
(vet science) another name for stringhalt
Word Origin
C17: probably an alteration, influenced by spring, of stringhalt
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