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s plint

  • n  a thin sliver of wood
    he lit the fire with a burning splint
  • n  an orthopedic mechanical device used to immobilize and protect a part of the body (as a broken leg)
  • v  support with a splint
    splint a broken finger

  • Eames took technology created to meet a wartime need (for splints) and used it to make something elegant, light and comfortable.
  • CARPAL CONUNDRUM For long-term relief from the painful wrist condition called carpal-tunnel syndrome, do you go for surgery or stick to the support of less-invasive wrist splints?.
  • The medics pull moldable splints from their backpacks and strap them to the young legs.

  • Tony Romo in ESPN
    It's getting better,Romo said. "Every day that goes by it gets a little bit better. I threw lightly out there without the splint on, so I feel confident."
  • Ron Gardenhire in USA Today
    He said it looks good,Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said before Friday night's game against the Kansas City Royals. "He seems to think he'll be able to start activity next week and go from there. He'll be in a splint for another week and...
  • Terry Francona in Los Angeles Times
    They weren't going to (remove the cast) until he was pain free,Francona said before the Red Sox played the Phillies. "I think that's a real good sign. Once he gets that removable splint, he can take that thing off, he can do his work. He...

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