The meaning of the word 'sprunkled'

February 27, 2023 8:48pm CST
Hi everyone. I encountered this new word while guiding my students reading a novel Walk Two Moons. The plot was like, the heroine's grandpa stole the senator's spare tires and got caught, so he explained like "We had flat and sprunkled tyres...." I can understand what he meant but I cannot find this word in any dictionary, could anyone who is familiar with this word explain it to me? I just hope I could figure out what it is. Thanks.
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@GoAskAlice (5844)
28 Feb
I do not think it is an actual word, I think it may have been created by the author.
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@jstory07 (130072)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Feb
All I could find was to sprunk something on food which makes no sense to me.
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• China
28 Feb
LOL, I could not figure it out either. Anyhow, thanks a lot Judy.
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@JudyEv (312093)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Feb
It sounds like the past tense of 'sprinkled' to me.
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@Icydoll (37202)
• India
28 Feb
It sounds me the same
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• Cuddalore, India
28 Feb
Couldn't find it.