sprue

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spɹuː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch spruw, sprouw. First described by William Hillary.

Noun[edit]

sprue (plural sprues)

  1. (medicine) A tropical disease causing a sore throat and tongue, and disturbed digestion; psilosis.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown.

Noun[edit]

sprue (plural sprues)

A bronze casting showing the chimney-shaped sprue (material) and four risers
  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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sprue (third-person singular simple present sprues, present participle spruing, simple past and past participle sprued)

  1. To remove the sprues (material left in feed channels) from a cast piece.
    • 1882 August 15, “Details of a brass and iron foundry”, in American Machinist[1], page 3:
      In the brass spruing room is what is known as a Todd water tumbler, used for brass castings.
    • 1976, Hazel Torres and Ann Beard Ehrlich, Modern Dental Assisting, page 662:
      The pattern is completed in its final contour, is then sprued, invested and burned out of the investment, and the gold alloy is cast in the same manner as when the indirect technique is utilized

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sprue f (plural sprues)

  1. sprue

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English sprue.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspru.e/
  • Rhymes: -ue
  • Hyphenation: sprù‧e

Noun[edit]

sprue f (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) sprue

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References[edit]

  • sprue in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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