stringhalt

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string·halt

 (strĭng′hôlt′)
n.
A nervous disorder in horses characterized by spasmodic movements in the hind legs that cause the feet to rise abnormally high.

[string, tendon + halt.]

string′halt′ed adj.

stringhalt

(ˈstrɪŋˌhɔːlt)
n
(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]

string•halt

(ˈstrɪŋˌhɔlt)

n.
a nerve disease of horses causing spasmodic flexing of one or both hind legs.
[1515–25]
string′halt`ed, string′halt′y, adj.