Origin of sprit
Examples from the Web for sprit
She felt sure his sprit approved when she married her lover last year.A True Tough Guy: The Mafia, Gays, and Michael Sam’s Boyfriend|Michael Daly|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To reef the sail it is only necessary to remove the sprit, and this will reduce the area of the sail nearly half.
Fasten a becket or loop of rope at a suitable position on the mast, to set the heel of the sprit into.
They had already made a step and sprit, and, with a calico sail hoisted, the frail craft ran before a light breeze.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
British Dictionary definitions for sprit
Word Origin for sprit
Word Origin and History for sprit
Old English spreot "pole," originally "a sprout, shoot, branch," from root of sprout. Cognate with Middle Dutch spriet, Middle Low German spryet, German spriet, North Frisian sprit.