1 [spit-er]
a person or thing that spits.
Baseball. spitball ( def 2 ).

1350–1400; Middle English; see spit1, -er1

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2 [spit-er]
brocket ( def 2 ).

1555–65; spit2 + -er1

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spit1 (spɪt)
vb (often foll by out) (often foll by out) , spits, spitting, spat, spit
1.  (intr) to expel saliva from the mouth; expectorate
2.  informal (intr) to show disdain or hatred by spitting
3.  (of a fire, hot fat, etc) to eject (fragments of coal, sparks, etc) violently and with an explosive sound; splutter
4.  (intr) to rain very lightly
5.  to eject or discharge (something) from the mouth: he spat the food out; to spit blood
6.  to utter (short sharp words or syllables), esp in a violent manner
7.  slang (Austral) spit chips Also (NZ): spit tacks to be very angry
8.  informal (Brit) spit it out! a command given to someone that he should speak forthwith
9.  another name for spittle
10.  a light or brief fall of rain, snow, etc
11.  the act or an instance of spitting
12.  informal chiefly (Brit) another word for spitting image
[Old English spittan; related to spǣtan to spit, German dialect spitzen]

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