from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bandage applied in overlapping opposite spirals to immobilize a digit or limb.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A kind of bandage passing, by successive turns and crosses, from an extremity to the trunk.
Latin spīca, ear of grain (from its shape).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)