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SPIT, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive spit Spat is obsolete.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.