springle

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

springle (plural springles)

  1. (rare) a trap to catch animals, using a spring mechanism.

References[edit]

[1] (setting a springle to catch rabbits), [2] (a springle to catch woodcocks), [3] (a thrush caught in a springle)

Verb[edit]

springle (third-person singular simple present springles, present participle springling, simple past and past participle springled)

  1. (rare) to sprinkle

References[edit]

[4] (springled with cotton-grass), [5] (sawdust springled on blood), [6] (springling holy water)