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Sprag



noun
1.
a pole or bar hinged to the rear axle of a cart or the like in such a way that it can brace the vehicle against a road to prevent it from rolling downhill.
2.
Mining. a short timber for propping up loose walls or spacing two sets.
verb (used with object), spragged, spragging.
3.
to prop, support, or immobilize (a vehicle) by means of a sprag.
verb (used without object), spragged, spragging.
4.
to slow a vehicle by means of a sprag or, sometimes, by bracing the feet against the ground.
noun
1.
a young cod.
noun
1.
a chock or steel bar used to prevent a vehicle from running backwards on an incline
2.
a support or post used in mining
3.
(NZ, mining) a steel bar inserted into the wheels of a box to act as a brake

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