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Definition of the noun splint

What does splint mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: splints

  1. a thin sliver of wood
    • example: he lit the fire with a burning splint
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic words: paring / shaving / sliver = a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
  2. an orthopedic mechanical device used to immobilize and protect a part of the body (as a broken leg)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: mechanical device = mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

Alternative definition of the noun splint


  1. A narrow strip of wood split or peeled off of a larger piece.
  2. [medicine] A device to immobilize a body part.
  3. A dental device applied consequent to undergoing orthodontia.
  4. A segment of armor.
  5. A bone found on either side of the horse's cannon bone.

Specialised definition of the noun splint

Glossary of sports

a support for an injured body part that holds it rigid while the tissues heal (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb splint

What does splint mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: splinted | splinting | splints

  1. support with a splint

Alternative definition of the verb splint


  1. To apply a splint.
  2. To support one's abdomen with hands or a pillow before attempting to cough.


  1. Splint a.k.a. Splint! is a musical group.
  2. Splint is a rock act whose final line-up came together in spring of 2004. The band is notable for featuring former Strawhorse guitarist Gene Johnston and bassist Greg Moore, who gained world acclaim after signing a deal with SCEA to feature the songs "Atlanta" and "Fishbowl" on the Playstation 2 game ATV Offroad Fury. They were the only unsigned band to be on the game's soundtrack.


"Splint" is a musical album of Don Meers.


  1. Splint: A splint is a device used for support or immobilization of a limb or the spine. It can be used in multiple situations, including temporary immobilization of potentially broken bones or damaged joints and support for joints during activity.
    • also known as 夾板
  2. Splint, short for Secure Programming Lint, is a programming tool for statically checking C programs for security vulnerabilities and coding mistakes. Formerly called LCLint, it is a modern version of the Unix lint tool.
    • license: GNU General Public License
    • official website:
  3. Splint: A splint is a simple piece of equipment used in scientific laboratories. Splints are typically long, thin strips of wood, about 6 inches long and ¼ inch wide, and are consumable but inexpensive. They are typically used for tasks such as lighting bunsen burners, as the length of the splint allows a flame to be lit without risk to the user's hand, should the burner flare back. Another use for splints are chemical identification of various gases, and are also used to teach simple chemical principles in schools.
  4. Splint is a software.

Phrases with Splint

  1. splint bone
  2. Shin Splint
  3. Coaptation Splint

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Splint

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Google previewCleft Lip and Palate: Current Surgical Management, An Issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery, (2014)

by Thomas J Sitzman

The splint is an integral part of the authors' protocol, as it preserves the arch width achieved during the expansion phase, protects the delicate graft area from food impaction, and reminds the patient to take proper care of the site. Fig. 15.

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

A continuous clasp splint consists of cast clasps that follow the labial and lingual surfaces of the teeth; it is usually cemented onto the teeth to provide temporary immobilization. An occlusal splint is a removable appliance usually made of hard ...

Google previewElbow Arthritis, An Issue of Hand Clinics (2011)

by Julie Adams, Lee Katolik

The authors' extension splint is a simple plaster or firm plastic strip with an area cut out for the thumb. It is arc shaped to increase the rigidity. Instead of molding the splint to the patients' arm, it is made straight, which is the desired position.

Google previewStay Alive - Wilderness Hazards & Outdoor Safety eShort (2012)

Learn how to survive in the wild with wilderness first aid training and other outdoor survival tips by John McCann

The SAM splint is a flexible 4.25x36-inch sandwich of soft aluminum and closed cell polyethylene foam that, when folded in specific ways, creates a rigid yet comfortable splint used to support and immobilize injuries and fractures of the ...

Google previewAdvanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured (2011)

by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),, Rhonda Beck

Q Restriction of distal blood flow resulting from pressure of the bone ends on blood vessels Q Excessive bleeding of the tissues at the injury site caused by broken bone ends A splint is a flexible or rigid device that is used to protect and ...

Google previewFundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant - E-Book (2014)

by Gary A. Shankman, Robert C. Manske

The fracture splint is a bivalve, two-piece orthosis and uses adjustable hook and loop strapping (Fig. 26-7). The splint will allow movement of the unaffected joints such as elbow and wrist for the ulnar fracture. The technique and principles ...

Google previewFunctional Occlusion (2006)

From TMJ to Smile Design by Peter E. Dawson

A superior repositioning splint is the appliance of choice when a tentative treatment position is used. Diagnostic occlusal therapy Occlusal therapy should always have a specific purpose in mind. Diagnostic occlusal therapy should be ...

Google previewSouthern Gardener and Receipt Book (2006)

by Phineas Thornton

The splint is a hard lump or excrecsence that grows upon the fore legs of a horse, between the fetlock and the knee. It is unpleasant to the eye, but seldom does injury, unless situated on the back of the leg, and immediately under the large ...

Google previewElements of Orthopædic Surgery (2013)

by N. Ross Smith

22O APPENDIX B SPLINTS AND APPLIANCES A SPLINT is an apparatus for temporary use to hold a limb in a certain position or to aid gradual correction of a deformity. An appliance is for more or less permanent use as a mechanical support ...

Google previewBlack Ash Baskets (2011)

Tips, Tools, & Techniques for Learning the Craft by Jonathan Kline

The word splint refers to flat strips of wood. Traditionally, these strips were obtained by either splitting them from a log or, as in the method unique to black ash, pounding a log to separate and peel the annual growth layers from the tree.

Google previewFirst Responder Handbook (2003)

Fire Service Edition by Andrea A. Walter, Marty L. Rutledge, Christopher N. Edgar

A splint is any type of material used to immobilize the injured portion of a patient's body. Splints are often made of rigid materials; however, in some cases soft, pliable materials (such as a pillow wrapped around a patient's leg) are used, Figure ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

splint, n 1. a rigid appliance for the fixation ...

Google previewHorseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia, Revised and Updated (2005)

by Equine Research

The plaster splint is moistened and contoured to carpus or tarsus. 3. A plaster splint is applied. 4. The plaster...

Fourourourourour-inch plaster of paris rolls are then applied firmly over the plaster splint. Extra -inch plaster of paris rolls are then ...

Google previewHaydn's dictionary of popular medicine and hygiene; ed. by E. Lankester (1879)

The Pistol-shaped Splint is used for fracture of the lower end of the radius (Colles' Fracture), and consists of a piece of board, cut straight at first, and then bent downwards in its own plane, being made of a suitable breadth to fit the fore arm and ...

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (1994)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian E Maslin-Prothero

spleen splint forming organs; stores blood, and acts as a blood filter. Apparently not essential to life as it can be removed without endangering the patient's life. — splenic, adj. splen-:, spleno-: Combining forms denoting the spleen.

Google previewOrthopaedic Dictionary (1994)

by Stanley Hoppenfeld, Michael S. Zeide

(kräg/splint). (n.) A. modification. of. the. Ilfeld splint used in the treatment of Legg- Calvé-Perthes disease. Craig splint Cram Bowstring Test (kram/bö'string/test) (n.) A clinical test used to indicate the presence of lumbar radiculopathy. With the ...

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1900 (1900)

[1st ed.]

SPLINT. enceratosls (splen"ser-at-o'sis) [Gr. vvAij* >leen + «<p« horn]. A morbid hardening of the >leen. enculus (spleng'ku-lus) [L. "little spleen"]. n accessory spleen, or splenic exclave, enectasls (splen-ek'tas-is) [Gr. awXiv spleen + iroffic ...

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Scrabble value of S1P3L1I1N1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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