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Definitions of spat:

  • noun:   a young oyster or other bivalve
  • noun:   a cloth covering (a legging) that provides covering for the instep and ankles
  • noun:   a quarrel about petty points
  • verb:   come down like raindrops
    Example: "Bullets were spatting down on us"
  • verb:   spawn
    Example: "Oysters spat"
  • verb:   engage in a brief and petty quarrel
  • verb:   strike with a sound like that of falling rain
    Example: "Bullets were spatting the leaves"
  • verb:   become permanently attached
    Example: "Mollusks or oysters spat"
  • verb:   clap one's hands together
  • verb:   clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval


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