Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A piece split off; a splinter.
2. (n.) A thin piece of wood, or other substance, used to keep in place, or protect, an injured part, especially a broken bone when set.
3. (n.) A splint bone.
4. (n.) A disease affecting the splint bones, as a callosity or hard excrescence.
5. (n.) One of the small plates of metal used in making splint armor. See Splint armor, below.
6. (v. t.) Splint, or splent, coal. See Splent coal, under Splent.
7. (v. t.) To split into splints, or thin, slender pieces; to splinter; to shiver.
8. (v. t.) To fasten or confine with splints, as a broken limb. See Splint, n., 2.