Definition of Sprit

1. Noun. A light spar that crosses a fore-and-aft sail diagonally.

Generic synonyms: Spar
Group relationships: Spritsail



Definition of Sprit

1. v. t. To throw out with force from a narrow orifice; to eject; to spurt out.

2. v. i. To sprout; to bud; to germinate, as barley steeped for malt.

3. n. A shoot; a sprout.

4. n. A small boom, pole, or spar, which crosses the sail of a boat diagonally from the mast to the upper aftmost corner, which it is used to extend and elevate.

Definition of Sprit

1. Noun. (nautical) A spar between mast and upper outer corner of a spritsail on sailing boats. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sprit

1. a ship's spar [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sprit

sprinkler system
sprinklered
sprinklering
sprinklers
sprinkles
sprinkling
sprinklings
sprinkly
sprint
sprinted
sprinter
sprinters
sprinting
sprints
sprit (current term)
sprite
sprite halo
spriteful
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spriters
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spriting
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spritsail
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spritz
spritzed

Literary usage of Sprit

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1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"9 U the of the at least a sprit topgallant sail was used. ... The sprit topmast lias disappeared, and is replaced From Sir George VC ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"And see sprit, sprat, spurt, splutter, sputter. Doublet, spout, qv Pruce is the form in Chaucer, CT 53 (a well-known passage). P. We conclude that to dress ..."

3. Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp (1884)
"GUNTER sprit RIG. Some years ago Mr. Baden-Powell brought out a rig which was a combination of the gunter and sprit. He first fitted it to canoes, ..."

4. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"A kind of S.-K. serves as a washer. Springs, Artesian. (Artesian wells.) cavalry ; the centre being hollow, and the sides four deep, facing outwards. sprit. ..."

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