noun \ˈsprit\

Definition of SPRIT

:  a spar that crosses a fore-and-aft sail diagonally

Origin of SPRIT

Middle English spret, sprit, from Old English sprēot pole, spear; akin to Old English -sprūtan to sprout
First Known Use: 14th century

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