sprangled; sprangled; sprangling
; sprangles

intransitive verb

: to spread out in different directions : branch out : ramify, straggle
streams sprangle over the countryside

transitive verb

: to cause to sprangle : diffuse
: to rough up the feathers of (an arrow) as by injury or carelessness

Word History


Middle English spranglen

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“Sprangle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprangle. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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