[ sprat-l ]
/ ˈspræt l /
a struggle; fight.
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Origin of sprattle
1815–25; metathetic variant of spartle to scatter, itself alteration of sparple (Middle English < Old French esparpeiller < ?)
Words nearby sprattle
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Example sentences from the Web for sprattle
Ye see, we will suppose that any friend like yourself were in the deepest hole of the Nith, sand making a sprattle for your life.Red Gauntlet|Sir Walter Scott