sprue

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A bronze casting showing sprue.

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From Dutch spruw, sprouw.

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sprue (plural sprues)

  1. (medicine) A tropical disease causing a sore throat and tongue, and disturbed digestion; psilosis.
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sprue (plural sprues)

  1. (founding) The hole through which melted metal is poured into the gate, and thence into the mold.
  2. (founding) Material that cools in the feed channels to a mold.
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