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Pronunciation : Spat
Definition : Defn: imp. of Spit. [Obs. or R.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Spat
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [From the root of spit; hence, literally, that which is ejected.]
Definition : Defn: A young oyster or other bivalve mollusk, both before and after it first becomes adherent, or such young, collectively.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Spat
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To emit spawn; to emit, as spawn.

i. & t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Spat
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. Pat.]
Definition : 1. A light blow with something flat. [U.S. & Prov. Eng.]

2. Hence, a petty combat, esp. a verbal one; a little quarrel, dispute, or dissension. [U. S.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Spat
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To dispute. [R.] Smart.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Spat
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together; as the hands. [Local, U.S.] Little Isabel leaped up and down, spatting her hands. Judd.

t. [imp. & p. p. Spatted; p. pr. & vb. n. Spatting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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