I. past of spring II. noun Etymology: probably from Norwegian, a kind of embroidery Date: 1951 a weaving technique in which threads or cords are intertwined and twisted over one another to form an openwork mesh

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  • Sprang — is an ancient method of constructing fabric that has a natural elasticity. Its appearance is similar to netting, but unlike netting sprang is constructed entirely from warp threads. Archaeological evidence indicates that sprang predates knitting; …   Wikipedia

  • Sprang — (spr[a^]ng), imp. of {Spring}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sprang — [spræŋ] the past tense of ↑spring …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sprang — vb., præt. af springe …   Dansk ordbog

  • sprang — [spraŋ] vi., vt. alt. pt. of SPRING …   English World dictionary

  • Sprang — Rekonstruktionsversuch eines sächsischen Haarnetzes aus dem 6. Jh. n. Chr. Anfertigung Hellen Schmidt. Sprang ist eine textile Handarbeitstechnik zur Herstellung netzartig gewirkter Geflechte aus parallel gespannten Fäden. Diese Geflechte sind… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sprang — sprang1 /sprang/, v. a pt. of spring. sprang2 /sprang/, n. a technique of weaving in which the warp is interwoven and there is no weft. [1950 55; perh. < Norw: lace, tatting] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sprang — Spring Spring (spr[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. {Sprang} (spr[a^]ng) or {Sprung} (spr[u^]ng); p. p. {Sprung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Springing}.] [AS. springan; akin to D. & G. springen, OS. & OHG. springan, Icel. & Sw. springa, Dan. springe; cf. Gr. spe… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • språng — • hopp, språng, skutt, krumsprång, studs …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • sprang — [[t]spræ̱ŋ[/t]] Sprang is the past tense of spring …   English dictionary

  • sprang — /spræŋ / (say sprang) verb past tense of spring …   Australian English dictionary

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