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

Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sprag was in 1902

Dictionary Entries Near sprag

Cite this Entry

“Sprag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprag. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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