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.
Mining. a short timber for propping up loose walls or spacing two sets.
verb (used with object), spragged, spragging.
to prop, support, or immobilize (a vehicle) by means of a sprag.
verb (used without object), spragged, spragging.
to slow a vehicle by means of a sprag or, sometimes, by bracing the feet against the ground.
a chock or steel bar used to prevent a vehicle from running backwards on an incline
a support or post used in mining
(NZ, mining) a steel bar inserted into the wheels of a box to act as a brake
noun 1. Frank Julian, 1857–1934, U.S. electrical engineer and inventor.
verb (used with object) 1. to overstrain or wrench (the ligaments of an ankle, wrist, or other joint) so as to injure without fracture or dislocation. noun 2. a violent straining or wrenching of the parts around a joint, without dislocation. 3. the condition of being sprained. verb 1. (transitive) to injure (a joint) by […]
- Sprain fracture
sprain fracture n. An avulsion fracture in which a small portion of bone has been pulled or pushed off, often occur in the ankle.
noun 1. (often pl) a piece of otter’s dung