spelder

verb spel·der \ˈspeldər\

Definition of spelder

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. transitive verb
  2. chiefly Scottish :  split

  3. intransitive verb
  4. chiefly Scottish :  stretch sprawl

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Origin and Etymology of spelder

obsolete English speld to split open, spread open (from Middle English spelden, probably alteration—influenced by spelde splinter—of spalden to split, spread open, from Middle Low German, from Old High German spaltan to split) + English -er (as in batter)


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