Meaning of sprag

sprag

Pronunciation: (sprag), [key]
— n., v., spragged, sprag•ging.
—n.
  1. a pole or bar hinged to the rear axle of a cart or the like in such a way that it can brace the vehicle against a road to prevent it from rolling downhill.
  2. a short timber for propping up loose walls or spacing two sets.
—v.t.
  1. to prop, support, or immobilize (a vehicle) by means of a sprag.
—v.i.
  1. to slow a vehicle by means of a sprag or, sometimes, by bracing the feet against the ground.

sprag

Pronunciation: (sprag), [key]
— n.
  1. a young cod.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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