verb (used with object), spragged, sprag·ging.
verb (used without object), spragged, sprag·ging.
Origin of sprag1
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Historical Examples of sprag
Next instant (to make quite sure) I jumped out, ran to the front, and lowered the sprag.The Lightning Conductor
C. N. Williamson
For all that, it's a sheer impossibility that you should guess who put a sprag in the wheel of Hilton's chariot.The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley
Sprag, sprag, n. a piece of wood used to lock a wheel: a punch-prop in mining.
Conclusion; with a testimonial of commodore Sprag in behalf of the assembly.
Word Origin for sprag
"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.