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SP

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  1. Shore Patrol.
  2. Specialist.
  3. Submarine Patrol.
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sp.

Sp.

s.p.

  1. without issue; childless.
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Origin of s.p.

From the Latin word sine prōle

S.P.

  1. Shore Patrol.
  2. Socialist party.
  3. Submarine Patrol.
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Examples from the Web for sp

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Historical Examples

  • You can't afford to squeeze a sp—I mean, break a heart in this fashion.

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

  • An' if you've sp'iled your chance in this life, don't you mind.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • When he had gone Captain Jerry said, "Perez, you're sp'ilin' that boy."

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • He could not now recal (sp) his words, but he hoped and he prayed that he had not.

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever

  • But the colonel is sp'ilin' his temper some with that bow whip.


British Dictionary definitions for sp

sp

abbreviation for
  1. without issue
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Word Origin

from Latin sine prole

SP

abbreviation for
  1. standard play: the standard recording speed on a VCR
  2. starting price
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noun
  1. British slang latest information
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sp.

abbreviation for
  1. special
  2. plural spp species
  3. specific
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Sp.

abbreviation for
  1. Spain
  2. Spaniard
  3. Spanish
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