a snare for catching small game.
verb (used with object), springed, springing.
to catch in a springe.
verb (used without object), springed, springing.
to set a springe or springes.

1200–50; Middle English, variant of sprenge a snare, literally, something that is made to spring, derivative of sprengen to make spring, Old English sprengan, causative of springan to spring

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springe (sprɪndʒ)
1.  a snare set to catch small wild animals or birds and consisting of a loop attached to a bent twig or branch under tension
2.  (intr) to set such a snare
3.  (tr) to catch (small wild animals or birds) with such a snare
[C13: related to Old English springan to spring]

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