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5 definitions found
 for Sprit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprit \Sprit\ (spr[i^]t), v. t. [Akin to G. spritzen,
     spr["u]tzen. See Sprit, v. i.]
     To throw out with force from a narrow orifice; to eject; to
     spurt out. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprit \Sprit\, v. i. [AS. spryttan to sprout, bud. See Sprout,
     v. i., and cf. Spurt, v. t., Sprit a spar.]
     To sprout; to bud; to germinate, as barley steeped for malt.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprit \Sprit\, n.
     A shoot; a sprout. [Obs.] --Mortimer.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprit \Sprit\, n. [OE. spret, AS. spre['o]t a sprit; spear; akin
     to D. spriet, and E. sprout, sprit, v.t. & i. See Sprout,
     v. i.] (Naut.)
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sprit
      n 1: a light spar that crosses a fore-and-aft sail diagonally

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