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 prop or sustain with a sprag. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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

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