sprit

noun \ ˈsprit \

Definition of sprit

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

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Origin and Etymology of sprit

Middle English spret, sprit, from Old English sprēot pole, spear; akin to Old English -sprūtan to sprout


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