Associations to the word «Spat»


SPAT, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of spit
SPAT, noun. The spawn of shellfish, especially oysters and similar molluscs.
SPAT, verb. (ambitransitive) To spawn. Used of shellfish as above.
SPAT, noun. A covering or decorative covering worn over a shoe.
SPAT, noun. (automotive) (UK, Australia) A piece of bodywork that covers the upper portions of the rear tyres of a car.
SPAT, noun. A brief argument, falling out, quarrel
SPAT, verb. To quarrel or argue briefly
SPAT, noun. A light blow with something flat.
SPAT, verb. (transitive and intransitive) To strike with a spattering sound.
SPAT, verb. (US) (dialect) To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together, as the hands.
SPAT, noun. An obsolete unit of distance in astronomy (symbol S), equal to one billion kilometres.
SPAT FEATHERS, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of spit feathers

Dictionary definition

SPAT, noun. A quarrel about petty points.
SPAT, noun. A cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles.
SPAT, noun. A young oyster or other bivalve.
SPAT, verb. Come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us".
SPAT, verb. Become permanently attached; "mollusks or oysters spat".
SPAT, verb. Strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves".
SPAT, verb. Clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval.
SPAT, verb. Engage in a brief and petty quarrel.
SPAT, verb. Spawn; "oysters spat".
SPAT, verb. Clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music".

Wise words

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