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(Spring"al Spring"ald) Springall
(Spring"all) , a. [Scot. springald, springel, fr. Scot. & E.
spring.] An active, springly young man. [Obs.] "There came two springals of full tender years." Spenser.
Joseph, when he was sold to Potiphar, that great man, was a fair young springall.Latimer.
(Spring"al), n. [OF. espringale; of Teutonic origin, akin to E. spring.] An ancient military engine
for casting stones and arrows by means of a spring.
(Spring"board`) n. An elastic board, secured at the ends, or at one end, often by elastic
supports, used in performing feats of agility or in exercising.
(||Spring"bok` Spring"buck`) , n. [D. springbok; springen to spring, leap + bok a he-goat,
buck.] (Zoöl.) A South African gazelle (Gazella euchore) noted for its graceful form and swiftness, and
for its peculiar habit of springing lighty and suddenly into the air. It has a white dorsal stripe, expanding
into a broad patch of white on the rump and tail. Called also springer. [Written also springboc, and
(Springe) n. [From Spring, v. i.: cf. G. sprenkel, Prov. E. springle.] A noose fastened to an
elastic body, and drawn close with a sudden spring, whereby it catches a bird or other animal; a gin; a
As a woodcock to mine own springe.Shak.
(Springe), v. t. To catch in a springe; to insnare. [R.]
(Spring"e) v. t. [OE. sprengen. See Sprinkle.] To sprinkle; to scatter. [Obs.]
He would sowen some difficulty,Chaucer.
Or springen cockle in our cleane corn.
1. One who, or that which, springs; specifically, one who rouses game.
2. A young plant. [Obs.] Evelyn.
3. (Arch.) (a) The impost, or point at which an arch rests upon its support, and from which it seems
to spring. Hence: (b) The bottom stone of an arch, which lies on the impost. The skew back is one
form of springer. (c) The rib of a groined vault, as being the solid abutment for each section of vaulting.
4. (Zoöl.) The grampus.
5. (Zoöl.) A variety of the field spaniel. See Spaniel.
6. (Zoöl.) A species of antelope; the sprinkbok.
(Spring"halt`) n. (Far.) A kind of lameness in horse. See Stringhalt. Shak.
(Spring"head`) n. A fountain or source.
(Spring"i*ness) n. The state or quality of being springly. Boyle.
1. The act or process of one who, or that which, springs.