Spoondrift
Spoondrift Spoon"drift (-dr[i^]ft), n. [Spoom + drift.] Spray blown from the tops of waves during a gale at sea; also, snow driven in the wind at sea; -- written also {spindrift}. [1913 Webster]

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  • spoondrift — /spoohn drift /, n. spindrift. [1760 70; spoon, var. of obs. spoom (of a ship) to run or scud before the wind + DRIFT] * * * …   Universalium

  • spoondrift — spoon·drift …   English syllables

  • spoondrift — /ˈspundrɪft/ (say spoohndrift) noun → spindrift. {from spoon scud, run before the wind (origin uncertain) + drift} …   Australian English dictionary

  • spoondrift —   n. spindrift …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • spoondrift — noun spray blown up from the surface of the sea • Syn: ↑spindrift • Hypernyms: ↑spray …   Useful english dictionary

  • spindrift — Spoondrift Spoon drift ( dr[i^]ft), n. [Spoom + drift.] Spray blown from the tops of waves during a gale at sea; also, snow driven in the wind at sea; written also {spindrift}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spindrift — /spin drift /, n. spray swept by a violent wind along the surface of the sea. Also, spoondrift. [1590 1600; var. of Scots speendrift SPOONDRIFT] * * * …   Universalium

  • spin|drift — «SPIHN DRIHFT», noun. spray blown or dashed up from the waves: »It…began to blow with furious gusts which angrily tore the small waves of the inland sea into spindrift (Norman Macleod). SYNONYM(S): scud. Also, spoondrift. ╂[originally Scottish… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spindrift — Spin drift, n. Same as {Spoondrift}. The ocean waves are broken up by wind, ultimately producing the storm wrack and spindrift of the tempest tossed sea. J. E. Marr. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breaker — Synonyms and related words: analyzer, billow, bore, breakers, breeder, broncobuster, buckaroo, cattleman, centrifuge, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, collar, comb, comber, cow keeper, cowman, cutter, dairy farmer, dairyman, dirty water, eagre,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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