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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.

[string, tendon + halt.]

string′halt′ed adj.
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afflicted with stringhalt
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Pint, the stringhalted male, rose above his handicap long enough to pull his stake from the ground and wrap his trailing rope around my dwarf Red Delicious tree, converting it into a dwarf clothesline post.