- 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.
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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.