sprit

[sprit] /sprɪt/
noun, Nautical
1.
a small pole or spar crossing a fore-and-aft sail diagonally from the mast to the upper aftermost corner, serving to extend the sail.
Origin
before 900; Middle English spret, Old English sprēot; cognate with Dutch, German Spriet; akin to sprout
Example Sentences for sprit
Community leaders nurture entrepreneurial sprit and foster successful partnerships.
Employers must be educated to comply with the letter and sprit of the law.
British Dictionary definitions for sprit
sprit (sprɪt)
 
n
nautical a light spar pivoted at the mast and crossing a fore-and-aft quadrilateral sail diagonally to the peak
 
[Old English spreot; related to Old High German spriuzen to support, Dutch spriet sprit, Norwegian sprӯta]

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Word Origin and History for sprit
sprit
O.E. spreot "pole," originally "a sprout, shoot, branch," from root of sprout. Cognate with M.Du. spriet, M.L.G. spryet, Ger. spriet, N.Fris. sprit.
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Rhymes with sprit

Tile value for sprit

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