Definitions for: Spat


[n] a young oyster or other bivalve
[n] a cloth covering (a legging) that provides covering for the instep and ankles
[n] petty quarrel
[v] clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"
[v] spawn; "oysters spat"
[v] engage in a brief and petty quarrel
[v] clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
[v] strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves"
[v] become permanently attached, as of mollusks or oysters
[v] come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us"



Webster (1913) Definition: Spat, n. [Short for Spatterdash.]
1. A legging; a gaiter. [Scot. & Dial. Eng.]

2. A kind of short cloth or leather gaiter worn over the
upper part of the shoe and fastened beneath the instep; --
chiefly in pl.


Spat,
imp. of Spit. [Obs. or R.]


Spat, n. [From the root of spit; hence, literally, that
which is ejected.]
A young oyster or other bivalve mollusk, both before and
after it first becomes adherent, or such young, collectively.


Spat, v. i. & t.
To emit spawn; to emit, as spawn.


Spat, n. [Cf. Pat.]
1. A light blow with something flat. [U.S. & Prov. Eng.]

2. Hence, a petty combat, esp. a verbal one; a little
quarrel, dispute, or dissension. [U. S.]


Spat, v. i.
To dispute. [R.] --Smart.


Spat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spatted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Spatting.]
To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together; as the
hands. [Local, U.S.]

Little Isabel leaped up and down, spatting her hands.
--Judd.

Synonyms: acclaim, applaud, bicker, bickering, clap, clap, fuss, gaiter, spats, squabble, tiff

Antonyms: boo, hiss

See Also: altercate, approve, argufy, attach, Bivalvia, bravo, class Bivalvia, class Lamellibranchia, class Pelecypoda, collide with, come down, dispute, dustup, fall, gesticulate, gesticulate, gesture, gesture, hit, impinge on, Lamellibranchia, leg covering, legging, legin, motion, motion, O.K., offspring, okay, precipitate, quarrel, quarrel, row, run into, run-in, sanction, scrap, spawn, strike, words, wrangle, young

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