sprag

noun

: a pointed stake or steel bar let down from a halted vehicle (such as a wagon) to prevent it from rolling

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Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sprag was in 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Sprag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprag. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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