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- n. A vessel with a perforated cover for sprinkling a liquid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vessel with a perforated cover, for sprinkling with a liquid; a sprinkler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sprinkler; usually, a cup with a perforated lid, or a pipe with a perforated nozle, used for damping paper, clothes, etc.
- n. In brewing, a perforated cylinder, or a series of disks, for discharging hot water in a fine shower over grain falling into a mash-tub.
sparge + -er or equivalent. Compare French asperger to sprinkle, Latin aspergere, spargere. (Wiktionary)