The past tense and past participle spit is an older form, but remains the more common form used by speakers in North America, and is also used often enough by speakers of British and Commonwealth English to be listed as an alternative form by the Collins English Dictionary and Oxford Dictionaries. A non-standard past participle form is spitten. From Middle Dutch spit. This etymology is incomplete.
Entry 1 of 4 1 : a slender pointed rod for holding meat over a fire 2 : a small point of land especially of sand or gravel running into a body of water spit. See more words from the same century From the Editors at Merriam-Webster. Oh dear. Dictionary Entries near spit spiry spissitude Spisula spit spital spit and polish spit and vinegar. Accessed 6 Jan. Keep scrolling for more More Definitions for spit spit. Entry 1 of 3 1 : to force saliva from the mouth He spat on the ground.
A spit or sandspit is a deposition bar or beach landform off coasts or lake shores. It develops in places where re-entrance occurs, such as at a cove's headlands , by the process of longshore drift by longshore currents. The drift occurs due to waves meeting the beach at an oblique angle, moving sediment down the beach in a zigzag pattern. This is complemented by longshore currents, which further transport sediment through the water alongside the beach.
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