[ spas-kee; Russian spah-skee ]
/ ˈspæs ki; Russian ˈspɑ ski /
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Bo·ris (Va·si·lye·vich) [bawr-is vuh-seel-yuh-vich, bohr-, bor-; Russian buh-ryeesvuh-syee-lyi-vyich], /ˈbɔr ɪs vəˈsil yə vɪtʃ, ˈboʊr-, ˈbɒr-; Russian bʌˈryis vʌˈsyi lyɪ vyɪtʃ/, born 1937, Russian chess player.
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Words nearby Spassky
spasmodist, spasmolysis, spasmolytic, spasmophilia, spasmophilic, Spassky, spastic, spastic paralysis, spat, spatchcock, spate
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How to use Spassky in a sentence
Throughout the championship, Spassky had a team of people looking after him.
When the Spassky match was set to begin, everyone went to Iceland.
From Spassky I went to Uspensky by motor-car, and spent three days there with the foreman of the mine and his family.
I had another most interesting experience before leaving Spassky and the Akmolinsk Steppes.
British Dictionary definitions for Spassky
/ (ˈspæskɪ, Russian ˈspaskij) /
Boris (baˈris). born 1937, Russian chess player; world champion (1969–72)
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