- (in southern Africa) a small stream.
Origin of spruit
1860–65; < Afrikaans < Dutch spruit sprout
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Examples from the Web for spruit
We retired back just behind Modder's Spruit Station and rested there.Impressions of a War Correspondent
It was the same with those in the spruit as inside the kraal where I sat.
We moved on to the spruit and were shot at by Mausers from our right flank.
The only things that seem to "spruit" in them are cobble-stones and rattle-snakes.Seven Legs Across the Seas
You arrived at a farmhouse and asked leave to outspan by the spruit.The African Colony
- Southern African a small tributary stream or watercourse
Afrikaans spruit offshoot, tributary
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