Sprue meaning

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A chronic, chiefly tropical disease characterized by diarrhea, emaciation, and anemia, caused by defective absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract.
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The hole through which molten material is channeled into a mold.
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The waste material filling or protruding from this hole after hardening.
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The usually plastic rod or framework that secures molded objects, such as model parts or game pieces, before their first use.
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A chronic, chiefly tropical disease characterized by defective absorption of food, anemia, gastrointestinal disorders, etc.
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An opening through which molten material, as metal or plastic, is poured into a mold.
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The waste piece of metal, etc. cast in such an opening.
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A chronic, chiefly tropical disease characterized by diarrhea, emaciation, and anemia, caused by defective absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract.
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(medicine) A tropical disease causing a sore throat and tongue, and disturbed digestion; psilosis.
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(founding) The hole through which melted metal is poured into the gate, and thence into the mold.
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(founding) Material that cools in the feed channels to a mold.
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Origin of sprue

  • Dutch spruw from Middle Dutch sprouwe
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Perhaps of Scots origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Dutch spruw, sprouw.
    From Wiktionary
  • Unknown
    From Wiktionary