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Definition of sprit in English:


A small spar reaching diagonally from a mast to the upper outer corner of a sail.
Example sentences
  • Using a longer spar, and attaching it lower down the mast, can allow the sail to be nearly rectangular, the top-front corner being held by the mast alone, and the top-rear by the spar or sprit alone.
  • When the smoke cleared, the Indy was nearly sprit to sprit with the Spanish Frigate.


Old English sprēot '(punting) pole'; related to sprout.

Words that rhyme with sprit

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