Pronunciation: (stint),[key] —v.i. 1. to be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance: Don't stint on the food. They stinted for years in order to save money. 2. Archaic.to cease action; desist.
—v.t. 1. to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict.
2. Archaic.to bring to an end; check.
—n. 1. a period of time spent doing something: a two-year stint in the army. 2. an allotted amount or piece of work: to do one's daily stint. 3. limitation or restriction, esp. as to amount: to give without stint. 4. a limited, prescribed, or expected quantity, share, rate, etc.: to exceed one's stint. 5. Obs.a pause; halt.
Pronunciation: (stint),[key] —n. any of various small sandpipers of the genus Calidris, as the least sandpiper.