- a small peg for reinforcing the walls of a mold.
- a metal insert, used to chill certain portions of cast metal, that becomes an integral part of the finished casting.
verb (used with object), sprigged, sprig·ging.
Origin of sprig
Examples from the Web for sprig
Contemporary Examples of sprig
Even the celebrated shot of Uncle Paulie cutting garlic with a razor blade has a sprig of parsley in the foreground.Goodfellas Turns 20
September 21, 2010
Historical Examples of sprig
Here's a little mignonette I put in the bottom, so't everybody could have a sprig.Meadow Grass
Chop up a stick of celery, a sprig of parsley, a carrot, an onion.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
It is not, however, stated why or when this sprig was conferred.The Coinages of the Channel Islands
He held a sprig of laurel in his hand during the time he was confined in the pillory.Bygone Punishments
A white frock and a little sentiment,—a sprig of jessamine and a bit of poetry!Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
verb sprigs, sprigging or sprigged (tr)
Word Origin for sprig
c.1400, "shoot, twig or spray of a plant, shrub," probably from Old English spræc "shoot, twig," of obscure origin.