2 a cloth covering (a legging) that provides covering for the instep and ankles [syn: spats, gaiter]
3 a young oyster or other bivalve
1 come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us"
2 become permanently attached; "mollusks or oysters spat"
3 strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves"
4 clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval [syn: applaud, clap, acclaim] [ant: boo]
5 engage in a brief and petty quarrel
6 spawn; "oysters spat"
7 clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music" [syn: clap] [also: spatting, spatted]spit
1 a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea [syn: tongue]
2 a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches [syn: saliva, spittle]
3 a skewer for holding meat over a fire
1 expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth; "The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer" [syn: ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spue]
2 utter with anger or contempt [syn: spit out]
3 rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick" [syn: sprinkle, spatter, patter, pitter-patter]
4 drive a skewer through; "skewer the meat for the BBQ" [syn: skewer] [also: spitting, spitted, spat]spat See spit [also: spatting, spatted]
- /spæt/, /sp
Spat may refer to:
altercate, altercation, argument, beef, bicker, bickering, blood feud, box, brawl, broil, brood, buffet, burst, caterwaul, chop, clutch, contention, controversy, differ, dispute, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, embroilment, fall, falling-out, farrow, feud, fight, flite, fliting, fracas, fry, fuss, get, hassle, hatch, have words, imbroglio, join issue, litter, logomachy, miff, nest, open quarrel, paste, polemic, punch, quarrel, set to, sharp words, slanging match, slap, smack, snarl, spar, spawn, squabble, strife, swack, tiff, tussle, vendetta, words, wrangle, young