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1a strip of rigid material used for supporting and immobilizing a broken bone when it has been set:she had to wear splints on her legs
2a long, thin strip of wood used to light a fire. a rigid or flexible strip, especially of wood, used in basketwork. 3a bony enlargement on the inside of a horse’s leg, on the splint bone.
verb [with object]
secure (a broken limb) with a splint or splints:his leg was splinted