spindrift


spin·drift

noun \ˈspin-ˌdrift\

Definition of SPINDRIFT

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