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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sprit \Sprit\ (spr[i^]t), verb (used with an object) [Akin to G. spritzen, spr["u]tzen. See {Sprit}, verb (used without an object)] To throw out with force from a narrow orifice; to eject; to spurt out. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sprit \Sprit\, verb (used without an object) [AS. spryttan to sprout, bud. See {Sprout}, verb (used without an object), and cf. {Spurt}, verb (used with an object), {Sprit} a spar.] To sprout; to bud; to germinate, as barley steeped for malt.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sprit \Sprit\, noun A shoot; a sprout. [Obs.] --Mortimer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sprit \Sprit\, noun [OE. spret, AS. spre['o]t a sprit; spear; akin to D. spriet, and E. sprout, sprit, v.t. & i. See {Sprout}, verb (used without an object)] (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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sprit

noun

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


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