an opening through which molten metal is poured into a mold.
the waste metal left in this opening after casting.
Metalworking. a channel in a forging die permitting the die to clear that part of the rough piece not being forged.
verb (used with object), sprued, spruing.
to cut the sprues from (a casting).
a vertical channel in a mould through which plastic or molten metal is introduced or out of which it flows when the mould is filled
plastic or metal that solidifies in a sprue
a chronic disease, esp of tropical climates, characterized by flatulence, diarrhoea, frothy foul-smelling stools, and emaciation
(East London, dialect) an inferior type of asparagus
A chronic disease that is characterized by diarrhea, steatorrhea, emaciation, and anemia, caused by defective absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract.
Wax or metal used to form the pathway for forcing molten metal into a mold in the making of a dental casting.
noun 1. (in southern Africa) a small stream. noun 1. (South African) a small tributary stream or watercourse
verb 1. a simple past tense and past participle of spring. verb (used without object), sprang or, often sprung; sprung; springing. 1. to rise, leap, move, or act suddenly and swiftly, as by a sudden dart or thrust forward or outward, or being suddenly released from a coiled or constrained position: to spring into the […]
noun, Carpentry. 1. a molded board, as one forming part of a cornice, placed diagonally and secured at the ends to two surfaces intersecting at a right angle.
adjective, spryer, spryest or sprier, spriest. 1. active; nimble; agile; energetic; brisk. adjective spryer, spryest, sprier, spriest 1. active and brisk; nimble