spring·​ald ˈspriŋ-əld How to pronounce springald (audio)
variants or springal
: a young man : stripling

Word History


probably from Middle English, a kind of catapult, from Anglo-French espringal

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of springald was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Springald.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springald. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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