- noun an affliction of the nervous system with involuntary muscular contractions, usually of the hind legs. It is a progressive condition found in horses.
- The splintering that critical compressive stresses can precipitate in fired glazes or other ceramic coatings. See also peeling.
- noun the condition of trembling or shaking all over the body because of cold or a fever, caused by the involuntary rapid contraction and relaxation of the muscles