Spring"al (?), Spring"ald (?), Spring"all (?), a. [Scot. springald, springel, fr. Scot. & E. spring.]

An active, springly young man.

[Obs.] "There came two springals of full tender years."

Spenser.

Joseph, when he was sold to Potiphar, that great man, was a fair young springall. Latimer.

 

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Spring"al, n. [OF. espringale; of Teutonic origin, akin to E. spring.]

An ancient military engine for casting stones and arrows by means of a spring.

 

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