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 for spat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spit+({Spat">Spit \Spit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spit ({Spat, archaic); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Spitting.] [AS. spittan; akin to G.
     sp["u]tzen, Dan. spytte, Sw. spotta,Icel. sp?ta, and prob. E.
     spew. The past tense spat is due to AS. sp?tte, from sp?tan
     to spit. Cf. Spat, n., Spew, Spawl, Spot, n.]
     1. To eject from the mouth; to throw out, as saliva or other
        matter, from the mouth. "Thus spit I out my venom."
        --Chaucer.
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     2. To eject; to throw out; to belch.
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     Note: Spitted was sometimes used as the preterit and the past
           participle. "He . . . shall be mocked, and spitefully
           entreated, and spitted on." --Luke xviii. 32.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spat \Spat\,
     imp. of Spit. [Obs. or R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spat \Spat\, n. [From the root of spit; hence, literally, that
     which is ejected.]
     A young oyster or other bivalve mollusk, both before and
     after it first becomes adherent, or such young, collectively.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spat \Spat\, v. i. & t.
     To emit spawn; to emit, as spawn.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spat \Spat\, n. [Cf. Pat.]
     1. A light blow with something flat. [U.S. & Prov. Eng.]
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     2. Hence, a petty combat, esp. a verbal one; a little
        quarrel, dispute, or dissension. [U. S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spat \Spat\, v. i.
     To dispute. [R.] --Smart.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spat \Spat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spatted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Spatting.]
     To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together; as the
     hands. [Local, U.S.]
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           Little Isabel leaped up and down, spatting her hands.
                                                    --Judd.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spat \Spat\, n. [Short for Spatterdash.]
     1. A legging; a gaiter. [Scot. & Dial. Eng.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     2. A kind of short cloth or leather gaiter worn over the
        upper part of the shoe and fastened beneath the instep; --
        chiefly in pl.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spat
      n 1: a quarrel about petty points [syn: bicker, bickering,
           spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss]
      2: a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and
         ankles [syn: spat, gaiter]
      3: a young oyster or other bivalve
      v 1: come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on
           us"
      2: become permanently attached; "mollusks or oysters spat"
      3: strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were
         spatting the leaves"
      4: clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate
         approval [syn: applaud, clap, spat, acclaim] [ant:
         boo, hiss]
      5: engage in a brief and petty quarrel
      6: spawn; "oysters spat"
      7: clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the
         music" [syn: clap, spat]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "spat":
     altercate, altercation, argument, beef, bicker, bickering,
     blood feud, box, brawl, broil, brood, buffet, burst, caterwaul,
     chop, clutch, contention, controversy, differ, dispute, donnybrook,
     donnybrook fair, embroilment, fall, falling-out, farrow, feud,
     fight, flite, fliting, fracas, fry, fuss, get, hassle, hatch,
     have words, imbroglio, join issue, litter, logomachy, miff, nest,
     open quarrel, paste, polemic, punch, quarrel, set to, sharp words,
     slanging match, slap, smack, snarl, spar, spawn, squabble, strife,
     swack, tiff, tussle, vendetta, words, wrangle, young
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  SPAT
         Speech Pronunciation Analysis Training (Uni Mainz), "S.P.A.T."
         

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