stringhalty

stringhalt

[string-hawlt]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
a nerve disorder in horses, causing exaggerated flexing movements of the hind legs in walking.
Also, springhalt.


Origin:
1515–25; string + halt2

stringhalted, stringhalty, adjective
stringhaltedness, noun
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stringhalt (ˈstrɪŋˌhɔːlt)
 
n
vet science Also called: springhalt a sudden spasmodic lifting of the hind leg of a horse, resulting from abnormal contraction of the flexor muscles of the hock
 
[C16: probably string + halt²]

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