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spindrift

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noun spin·drift \ˈspin-ˌdrift\

Definition of spindrift

  1. 1 :  sea spray; especially :  spray blown from waves during a gale

  2. 2 :  fine wind-borne snow or sand



Origin of spindrift

alteration of Scots speendrift, from speen to drive before a strong wind + English drift


First Known Use: 1823


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