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sprit pole OE., (naut.) boom or pole crossing a sail diagonally XIV. OE. sprēot = (M)Du., (M)LG. spr(i)et, f. Gmc. *spreut- sprût-; cf. SPROUT.

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sprit

sprit / sprit/ • n. Sailing a small spar reaching diagonally from low on a mast to the upper outer corner of a sail.

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sprit

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