Pronunciation Noun

sprue (plural sprues)

  1. (medicine) A tropical disease causing a sore throat and tongue, and disturbed digestion; psilosis.
Synonyms Translations
  • Spanish: esprúe

sprue (plural sprues)

  1. (founding) The hole through which melted metal is poured into the gate, and thence into the mold.
  2. (founding) Material that cools in the feed channels to a mold.
  • Russian: ли́тник
  • German: Anguss

sprue (sprues, present participle spruing; past and past participle sprued)

  1. To remove the sprues (material left in feed channels) from a cast piece.

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