\splˈɛnt], \splˈɛnt], \s_p_l_ˈɛ_n_t]\
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A small piece split off from a larger; in surg., a thin piece of wood used to confine in its proper position a broken bone after being set; a hard excrescence growing on the shank-bone of a horse; a hard laminated coal, intermediate between cannel and common pit coal.
To confine or supply with splints.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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