springe

noun
\ ˈsprinj How to pronounce springe (audio) \

Definition of springe

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

First Known Use of springe

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for springe

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

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“Springe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springe. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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