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  Definition of spat
  1. a young oyster or other bivalve
  2. a cloth covering (a legging) that provides covering for the instep and ankles
  3. a quarrel about petty points
  4. clap one''s hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"
  5. spawn; "oysters spat"
  6. engage in a brief and petty quarrel
  7. clap one''s hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
  8. strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves"
  9. become permanently attached; "mollusks or oysters spat"
  10. come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us"
Similar Words: spats, gaiter, bicker, bickering, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss, clap, applaud, acclaim

 

Hyponyms: bravo

 

Entailments: approve, O.K., okay, sanction

 

Member Meronyms: Bivalvia, class Bivalvia, Lamellibranchia, class Lamellibranchia, class Pelecypoda

 

Derivational Morphology: quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble, clapper, applauder, applause, hand clapping, clapping, bickering, tiff, pettifoggery, fuss, acclaim, acclamation, plaudits, plaudit, eclat

 

Anagrams: past, taps

 

 
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