Spat

Definition of Spat

imp.1.imp. of Spit.
n.1.A young oyster or other bivalve mollusk, both before and after it first becomes adherent, or such young, collectively.
v. i. & t.1.To emit spawn; to emit, as spawn.
n.1.A light blow with something flat.
2.Hence, a petty combat, esp. a verbal one; a little quarrel, dispute, or dissension.
v. i.1.To dispute.
v. t.1.To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together; as the hands.
[imp. & p. p. Spatted; p. pr. & vb. n. Spatting.]
Little Isabel leaped up and down, spatting her hands.
- Judd.
n.1.A legging; a gaiter.
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.

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