springald

noun
spring·​ald | \ ˈspriŋ-əld How to pronounce springald (audio) \
variants: or springal \ ˈspriŋ-​əl How to pronounce springal (audio) \

Definition of springald

archaic
: a young man : stripling

First Known Use of springald

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for springald

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

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“Springald.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springald. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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