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serpĕrastra (serpĭr- ), ōrum, n. perh. from serpo - rastrum, creepingsplints,
I.knee-splints or knee-bandages for straightening the crooked legs of children. *
I. Lit.: “pueris in geniculis alligare,Varr. L. L. 9, § 11 Müll.—*
II. Transf., humorously of officers, who hold the soldiers in check: “de serperastris cohortis meae nihil est quod doleas,Cic. Att. 7, 3, 8.
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