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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sprit(noun)

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


  1. sprit(Noun)

    A spar between mast and upper outer corner of a spritsail on sailing boats.

  2. Origin: sprēot

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sprit(verb)

    to throw out with force from a narrow orifice; to eject; to spurt out

  2. Sprit(verb)

    to sprout; to bud; to germinate, as barley steeped for malt

  3. Sprit(noun)

    a shoot; a sprout

  4. Sprit(verb)

    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

  5. Origin: [OE. spret, AS. spret a sprit; spear; akin to D. spriet, and E. sprout, sprit, v.t. & i. See Sprout, v. i.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sprit

    [Anglo-Saxon, spreotas]. A small boom which crosses the sail of a boat diagonally from the mast to the upper aftmost corner: the lower end of the sprit rests in a sort of becket called the snotter, which encircles the mast at that place. These sails are accordingly called sprit-sails. Also, in a sheer-hulk, a spur or spar for keeping the sheers out to the required distance, so that their head should plumb with the centre of the ship when taking out or putting in masts.

Editors Contribution

  1. sprit

    A Sprit is a fairy.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sprit in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sprit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sprit in a Sentence

  1. Woodrow Wilson:

    Here is a great body of our Jewish citizens from whom have sprung men of genius in every walk of our varied life; men who have conceived of its ideals with singular clearness; and led enterprises with sprit & sagacity... They are not Jews in America, they are American citizens.

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