spar·​tle | \ ˈspärtᵊl \

Definition of spartle

: to kick about : sprawl

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History and Etymology for spartle

Dutch spartelen, from Middle Dutch spartelen, spertelen, sportelen; akin to Middle Low German spartelen, sportelen, spertelen to sprawl, thrash about, Old High German sprazzalōn, Norwegian spratla to sprawl, thrash about, Old High German sprinzan to jump up

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“Spartle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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