verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of spatter
Examples from the Web for spatter
High sides catch the spatter--you can shallow-fry in a few inches of oil in one of these.
He was careful to place himself abaft the mainmast, so that the wicked engine would not spatter him.Dikes and Ditches|Oliver Optic
“And Mamma drove with me to Richmond, on purpose to get leaves to spatter,” added the other sister.Countess Kate|Charlotte M. Yonge
It was irregular at the edges, looking in fact like a spatter of silver.Seven Little People and their Friends|Horace Elisha Scudder
Kitty remained with her head out of the window for some time, unmindful of the spatter of rain.The Drums Of Jeopardy|Harold MacGrath
A shout, a report, and the spatter of red dust from a bullet near his feet, told him he was recognized.
British Dictionary definitions for spatter
Word Origin for spatter
Word Origin and History for spatter
1570s (implied in spattering), possibly a frequentative verb from the stem of Dutch or Low German spatten "to spout, burst," of imitative origin. Related: Spattered.