Other definitions for sprang (2 of 2)

[ sprang ]

  1. a technique of weaving in which the warp is interwoven and there is no weft.

Origin of sprang

1950–55; perhaps <Norwegian: lace, tatting

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How to use sprang in a sentence

  • The city hell hounds sprang to meet them and the slaughter of inoffensive Europeans began in Darya Gunj.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • Here Robinson suddenly turned pale, and, hastily reaching out for his gun, sprang to his feet.

    Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
  • At last, tired of fighting an unseen foe, the men arose to their feet, and with a wild cheer sprang forward.

  • Water-fowl that had not moved at the first alarm now sprang in myriads from reeds and sedges, and darkened the very air.

    Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
  • I sprang forward to leap after her, but hands grasped me and flung me back so violently that I fell down on the platform.

    Uncanny Tales | Various

British Dictionary definitions for sprang


/ (spræŋ) /

  1. the past tense of spring

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