Definition of Spats

1. Noun. (plural of spat) ¹



2. Noun. A stiff legging worn over the instep and ankles of a shoe ¹

3. Noun. Similar device for horses ¹

4. Noun. Long hair on front of lower legs of heavier horses (over the hooves), especially draft horses, notably the Clydesdale breed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spats

1. spat [v] - See also: spat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spats

spatium interglobulare
spatium lateropharyngeum
spatium perichoroideale
spatium perilymphaticum
spatium peripharyngeum
spatium retroinguinale
spatium retroperitoneale
spatium retropharyngeum
spatium subdurale
spatlese
spatleses
spats (current term)
spatted
spattee
spattees
spatter
spatter-dock
spatterdashed
spatterdashes
spatterdock
spatterdocks
spattered
spattering
spatters
spatterware
spatting

Literary usage of Spats

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"spats, gaiters. ... See spats. Spavin, a swelling near the joints of horses, producing lameness. (F. — Teut. ..."

2. Sexual Science: Including Manhod, Womanhood, and Their Mutual Interrelations by Orson Squire Fowler (1870)
"LOVE-spats: TESTING EACH OTHER'S LOVE, &c. "I should like to know certainly whether Jane really does love me, ..."

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