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Definitions of sputter:
  • noun:   an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
  • noun:   the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
  • verb:   make an explosive sound
    Example: "Sputtering engines"
  • verb:   cause to undergo a process in which atoms are removed
    Example: "The solar wind protons must sputter away the surface atoms of the dust"
  • verb:   utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage
  • verb:   spit up in an explosive manner
  • verb:   climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

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