sprit


sprit

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

Rhymes with SPRIT

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: sprite
Previous Word in the Dictionary: sprint race
All Words Near: sprit

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up sprit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More