stringhalt(redirected from Australian stringhalt)
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A nervous disorder in horses characterized by spasmodic movements in the hind legs that cause the feet to rise abnormally high.
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(Veterinary Science) vet science a sudden spasmodic lifting of the hind leg of a horse, resulting from abnormal contraction of the flexor muscles of the hock. Also called: springhalt
[C16: probably string + halt2]
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a nerve disease of horses causing spasmodic flexing of one or both hind legs.
string′halt`ed, string′halt′y, adj.
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