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spoondrift

[spoon-drift]
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noun
  1. spindrift.
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Origin of spoondrift

1760–70; spoon, variant of obsolete spoom (of a ship) to run or scud before the wind + drift
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Examples from the Web for spoondrift

Historical Examples

  • Spoondrift is the spray from the tops of the waves, explained Pearl.

    The Corner House Girls Under Canvas

    Grace Brooks Hill

  • Just the same, I guess I can show you girls a good time at Spoondrift.

  • And it was cold—oh, it was cold!The pinching cold was like a vise: Spoondrift flew freezing,—fold on foldIt coated them with ice.

  • It blew so that the spoondrift was driven over the sea, and the spray was dashed far in over the ice.

    Farthest North

    Fridtjof Nansen

  • She dodged occasionally to protect her eyes from the spoondrift which slatted so sharply across the deck and 156 into the cockpit.

    Wyn's Camping Days

    Amy Bell Marlowe


British Dictionary definitions for spoondrift

spoondrift

noun
  1. a less common spelling of spindrift
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