Spragged
Sprag Sprag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spragged} (spr[a^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spragging} (-g[i^]ng).] 1. To check the motion of, as a carriage on a steep grade, by putting a sprag between the spokes of the wheel. --R. S. Poole. [1913 Webster]

2. To prop or sustain with a sprag. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • spragged — spræg n. piece of wood or other object wedged under a wheel or between the spokes of a wheel to prevent a vehicle from moving; prop which supports the roof of a mine; young salmon v. prevent a vehicle from rolling through the use of a wedge or… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sprag — Sprag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spragged} (spr[a^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spragging} ( g[i^]ng).] 1. To check the motion of, as a carriage on a steep grade, by putting a sprag between the spokes of the wheel. R. S. Poole. [1913 Webster] 2. To prop or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spragging — Sprag Sprag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spragged} (spr[a^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spragging} ( g[i^]ng).] 1. To check the motion of, as a carriage on a steep grade, by putting a sprag between the spokes of the wheel. R. S. Poole. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sprag — sprag1 /sprag/, n., v., spragged, spragging. n. 1. a pole or bar hinged to the rear axle of a cart or the like in such a way that it can brace the vehicle against a road to prevent it from rolling downhill. 2. Mining. a short timber for propping… …   Universalium

  • sprag — (n.) prop in a mine, 1841, of unknown origin. Transferred by 1878 to wood blocks, etc., used to brake motor vehicles. As a verb, from 1841. Related: Spragged; spragging …   Etymology dictionary

  • sprag — I. /spræg/ (say sprag) noun 1. a chock or pointed steel bar hinged to the rear axle of a vehicle and let down to arrest backward movement on gradients; dogstick. 2. Mining a short, round piece of hard wood, sharpened at both ends, inserted… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sprag road — noun Etymology: sprag (II) : a gangway so steep that the wheels of ore cars have to be spragged when going down …   Useful english dictionary

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