Splint vs Splintlike - What's the difference?
As a noun splint
is a narrow strip of wood split or peeled off of a larger piece.
As a verb splint
is to apply a splint to; to fasten with splints.
As an adjective splintlike is
resembling a splint or some aspect of one.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A narrow strip of wood split or peeled off of a larger piece.
(medicine) A device to immobilize a body part.
A dental device applied consequent to undergoing orthodontia.
A segment of armor.
- 1900' ''But it so happened that I had a man in the hospital at the time, and going there to see about him the day before the opening of the Inquiry, I saw in the white men's ward that little chap tossing on his back, with his arm in '''splints , and quite light-headed.'' Joseph Conrad, ''Lord Jim ,
A bone found on either side of the horse's cannon bone; second or fourth metacarpal (forelimb) or metatarsal (hindlimb) bone.
A disease affecting the splint bones, as a callosity or hard excrescence.
- 1819 The fore-part of his thighs, where the folds of his mantle permitted them to be seen, were also covered with linked mail; the knees and feet were defended by ''splints'' , or thin plates of steel, ingeniously jointed upon each other; and mail hose, reaching from the ankle to the knee, effectually protected the legs, and completed the rider's defensive armour.'' — Walter Scott, ''Ivanhoe ,
* For a horse to (term) is for it to receive an injury to the splint bone or surrounding area.
* shin splint
To apply a splint to; to fasten with splints.
To support one's abdomen with hands or a pillow before attempting to cough.
(obsolete, rare, transitive) To split into thin, slender pieces; to splinter.
Resembling a splint or some aspect of one.