1. Rare a snare consisting of a noose attached to something under tension, as a bent tree branch
verb transitiveWord forms: springed or ˈspringeing
2. to snare in a springe
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Word origin of 'springe'
< OE sprengan,
to cause to spring, caus. of springan,