sprue

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English[edit]

A bronze casting showing sprue.

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Etymology 1[edit]

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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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown

Noun[edit]

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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