- 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.
Examples from the Web for sprig
Even the celebrated shot of Uncle Paulie cutting garlic with a razor blade has a sprig of parsley in the foreground.
She had folded her fan; she stretched out her arm mechanically and plucked a sprig of azalea.Lady Barbarina|Henry James
The two city-bred artists knew a wall-flower from a cabbage and a rose from a sprig of asparagus, and that was all.The Golden Butterfly|Walter Besant
This he presented to me with a grace that dignified the sprig into a bouquet.The Fortunate Isles|Mary Stuart Boyd
Well I should say some where near ten thousand; that sprig in her hair cost a clean five.The Sword of Damocles|Anna Katharine Green
His smart blue bonnet, with sprig of holly and eagle's feather, was already recognised as the Scottish headgear.The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
British Dictionary definitions for sprig
verb sprigs, sprigging or sprigged (tr)
Word Origin for sprig
Word Origin and History for sprig
c.1400, "shoot, twig or spray of a plant, shrub," probably from Old English spræc "shoot, twig," of obscure origin.