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Definition of 'spat'

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  1. a quarrel about petty points
       Synonyms: bicker bickering tiff squabble pettifoggery fuss
  2. a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles
       Synonyms: gaiter
  3. a young oyster or other bivalve


  1. come down like raindrops; "Bullets were spatting down on us"
  2. become permanently attached; "mollusks or oysters spat"
  3. strike with a sound like that of falling rain; "Bullets were spatting the leaves"
  4. clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
       Synonyms: applaud clap acclaim
       Antonyms: boo hiss
  5. engage in a brief and petty quarrel
  6. spawn; "oysters spat"
  7. clap one's hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"
       Synonyms: clap

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