spran·​gle | \ ˈspraŋgəl, -aiŋ- \
sprangled; sprangled; sprangling\ -​g(ə)liŋ \; sprangles

Definition of sprangle

intransitive verb

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

transitive verb

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

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History and Etymology for sprangle

Middle English spranglen

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“Sprangle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprangle. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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