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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See stringhalt.

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  • n. A kind of lameness in horses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of lameness in a horse. See stringhalt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An involuntary convulsive movement of the muscles of either hind leg in the horse, by which the leg is suddenly and unduly raised from the ground and lowered again with unnatural force; also, the nervous disorder on which such movements depend, and the resulting gait.

Etymologies

Alteration of stringhalt.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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