- 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 sprigged
Historical Examples of sprigged
And one is sprigged with lavender, and that's the one for me.
Forget its stripes, and imagine it to be sprigged silk of a day long gone by.The Lady and the Pirate
The veil of Brussels net wrought in sprigged designs is a failure.Social Life
Maud C. Cooke
She shook out the sprigged muslin and gave it to the old man to press.The Comings of Cousin Ann
Emma Speed Sampson
You know I wanted you, when we first came, not to buy that sprigged muslin, but you would.Northanger Abbey
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.