sprit

noun
\ˈsprit \

Definition of sprit 

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

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There are several movies and TV shows airing over the next seven days that will certainly get you in the holiday sprit. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "13 TV and Movie Premieres That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit This Week," 10 Dec. 2017 That’s great by Miles, who said his goal is to graduate the sprit-makers into their own place. Teri Figueroa, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Unique incubator gives fledgling distillers a place to start," 6 Sep. 2017 McCain is resting comfortably and is in good sprits, the statement adds, and will spend the week at home in Arizona. Amanda Macmillan, Time, "John McCain Had a Craniotomy to Remove a Blood Clot. Here's What That Means," 18 July 2017 But, the prime minister is still finding time to relax, and has thrown herself into the holiday sprit, picking up all manner of souvenirs. Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, "Did Russia Hack the Brexit Vote?," 12 Apr. 2017 But, the prime minister is still finding time to relax, and has thrown herself into the holiday sprit, picking up all manner of souvenirs. Isobel Thompson, The Hive, "Did Russia Hack the Brexit Vote?," 12 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of sprit

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sprit

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

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