Spats



noun
1.
a petty quarrel.
2.
a light blow; slap; smack.
verb (used without object), spatted, spatting.
3.
to engage in a petty quarrel or dispute.
4.
to splash or spatter; rain spatting against the window.
verb (used with object), spatted, spatting.
5.
to strike lightly; slap.
verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of spit1 .
noun
1.
a short gaiter worn over the instep and usually fastened under the foot with a strap, worn especially in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
noun
1.
the spawn of an oyster or similar shellfish.
2.
young oysters collectively.
3.
a young oyster.
4.
seed oyster.
noun
1.
(rare) a slap or smack
2.
a slight quarrel
verb spats, spatting, spatted
3.
(rare) to slap (someone)
4.
(intransitive) (US & Canadian, NZ) to have a slight quarrel
verb
1.
a past tense and past participle of spit1
noun
1.
another name for gaiter (sense 2)
noun
1.
a larval oyster or similar bivalve mollusc, esp when it settles to the sea bottom and starts to develop a shell
2.
such oysters or other molluscs collectively

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Spatter

    verb (used with object) 1. to scatter or dash in small particles or drops: The dog spattered mud on everyone when he shook himself. 2. to splash with something in small particles: to spatter the ground with water. 3. to sprinkle or spot with something that soils or stains. verb (used without object) 4. to […]

  • Spatter-cone

    noun, Geology. 1. a low, steep-sided volcanic cone built up of droplets or blobs of lava erupted from a fissure or vent.



  • Spatterdash

    noun 1. a long gaiter to protect the trousers or stockings, as from mud while riding. noun 1. (US) another name for roughcast 2. (pl) long leather leggings worn in the 18th century, as to protect from mud when riding

  • Spatter-dash

    noun 1. roughcast (def 1). noun 1. Also called spatter dash. an exterior wall finish composed of mortar and fine pebbles mixed together and dashed against the wall. Compare pebble dash. 2. a crudely formed pattern or model. verb (used with object), roughcast, roughcasting. 3. to cover or coat with roughcast. 4. to make, shape, […]



Disclaimer: Spats definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.