from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nervous disorder in horses characterized by spasmodic movements in the hind legs that cause the feet to rise abnormally high. Also called springhalt.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of springhalt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An habitual sudden twitching of the hinder leg of a horse, or an involuntary or convulsive contraction of the muscles that raise the hock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A corruption of spring-halt.
string, tendon + halt2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)