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Spit


SPIT, noun [G.]

1. An iron prong or bar pointed, on which meat is roasted.

2. Such depth of earth as is pierced by the spade at once. [D. spit a spade.]

3. A small point of land running into the sea, or a long narrow shoal extending from the shore into the sea; as a spit of sand.

SPIT, verb transitive [from the noun.]

1. To thrust a spit through; to put upon a spit; as, to spit a loin of veal.

2. To thrust through; to pierce.

SPIT, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive spit Spat is obsolete. [G. The sense is to throw or drive.]

1. To eject from the mouth; to thrust out, as saliva or other matter from the mouth.

2. To eject or throw out with violence.

SPIT, verb intransitive To throw out saliva from the mouth. It is a dirty trick to spit on the floor or carpet.

SPIT, noun What is ejected from the mouth; saliva.