Part of speech: verb

To confine with splints, as a fractured limb.

Part of speech: noun

A thin strip, as of wood, to hold a fractured limb in place; any thin flat piece; splinter.

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Usage examples "splint":

  1. And maybe I can put a temporary splint on your arm, woman." - "Warlord of Kor", Terry Gene Carr.
  2. On the porch with its southern exposure she sat in her low, splint- bottomed rocker, leaning forward, her elbows on her knees. - "The Bondboy", George W. (George Washington) Ogden.
  3. Faversham's leg had been already placed in a rough splint and his head bandaged. - "The Mating of Lydia", Mrs. Humphry Ward.