- spray swept by a violent wind along the surface of the sea.
Origin of spindrift
Related Words for spindriftaerosol, sprinkler, swell, wave, scum, foam, froth, splash, fog, moisture, drizzle, duster, spindrift, atomizer, vaporizer, combers, effervescence, head, yeast, scud
Examples from the Web for spindrift
Historical Examples of spindrift
And the spindrift struck me in the eyes like hands full of sand.Gilian The Dreamer
Gregg and Joan were blown away by the sound like spindrift before the wind.The Premiere
He dropped Scotty at the landing, then turned the launch back to Spindrift.
Rick hung up the phone in the Spindrift library and turned to Scotty.
And Jan's presence was a part of the big secret of Spindrift.The Electronic Mind Reader
- spray blown up from the surface of the sea
- powdery snow blown off a mountain
Word Origin for spindrift
c.1600, Scottish formation from verb spene, alteration of spoon "to sail before the wind" (1570s, of uncertain origin) + drift. "Common in English writers from c 1880, probably at first under the influence of W. Black's novels" [OED].