from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device for snaring small game, made by attaching a noose to a branch under tension.
- n. A trap or snare.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To sprinkle; to scatter.
- n. snare
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 snare.
- transitive v. To catch in a springe; to insnare.
- transitive v. To sprinkle; to scatter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sprinkle.
- n. A noose or snare for catching small game; a gin.
- To catch in a springe.
- To set springes; catch game by means of springes.
- Active; nimble; brisk; agile.
Middle English, branch, spring; see spring.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English sprengen. See sprinkle. (Wiktionary)