Main meanings of springle in English

: springle1springle2

springle1

Pronunciation /ˈsprɪŋɡl/

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noun

dialect, rare British, Welsh
  • A snare used to catch birds or other small game, consisting of a flexible switch attached to a noose in which the animal is caught when the trap is sprung.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Carew (1555–1620), antiquary and poet. Probably from spring + -le.

Main meanings of springle in English

: springle1springle2

springle2

Pronunciation /ˈsprɪŋɡl/

See synonyms for springle

noun

dialect, rare British, Midlands English, East Anglian English
  • A rod, especially of hazel, used to fasten down thatch.

Origin

Mid 17th century. Apparently from spring + -le.