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sprit

 (sprĭt)
n. Nautical
1. A spar that extends diagonally across a fore-and-aft sail from the lower part of the mast to the peak of the sail.
2. A bowsprit.

[Middle English, from Old English sprēot, pole; see sper- in Indo-European roots.]

sprit

(sprɪt)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a light spar pivoted at the mast and crossing a fore-and-aft quadrilateral sail diagonally to the peak
[Old English spreot; related to Old High German spriuzen to support, Dutch spriet sprit, Norwegian sprӯta]

sprit

(sprɪt)

n.
a small pole or spar crossing a fore-and-aft sail diagonally.
[before 900; Middle English spret, Old English sprēot, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German spr(i)et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprit - a light spar that crosses a fore-and-aft sail diagonallysprit - a light spar that crosses a fore-and-aft sail diagonally
spar - a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
spritsail - a fore-and-aft sail extended by a sprit
Translations

sprit

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sprit

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References in classic literature ?
Likewise they stretched my boom and sprit until the sail set like a board.
Then I removed the sprit, tightly hauling down the peak of the sail, and we raced along under what sailors call a leg-of-mutton.
Furling the sail and lashing it securely about the mast, boom, sprit, and two pairs of spare oars, I threw it overboard.
I waited to give Charley all the time I could, and I pretended dissatisfaction with the stretch of the sail and slightly shifted the small tackle by which the huge sprit forces up the peak.
However, I found two pieces which appeared pretty good, and with these I went to work; and with a great deal of pains, and awkward stitching, you may be sure, for want of needles, I at length made a three-cornered ugly thing, like what we call in England a shoulder-of-mutton sail, to go with a boom at bottom, and a little short sprit at the top, such as usually our ships' long-boats sail with, and such as I best knew how to manage, as it was such a one as I had to the boat in which I made my escape from Barbary, as related in the first part of my story.
In the offing the sea and the sky were welded together without a joint, and in the luminous space the tanned sails of the barges drifting up with the tide seemed to stand still in red clusters of canvas sharply peaked, with gleams of varnished sprits.
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