springe

noun

1
: a noose fastened to an elastic body to catch small game
2
: snare, trap

Word History

Etymology

Middle English sprenge, springe; akin to Old English springan to spring

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of springe was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near springe

Cite this Entry

“Springe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springe. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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