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“… to our genetics yeah so we spat into …”

meanings of spat


  1. The spawn of shellfish, especially oysters and similar molluscs.
  2. A brief argument, falling out, quarrel.
  3. A juvenile shellfish which has attached to a hard surface.
  4. A drag-reducing aerodynamic fairing covering the upper portions of the tyres of an aeroplane equipped with non-retractable landing gear.
  5. A light blow with something flat.
  6. An obsolete unit of distance in astronomy (symbol S), equal to one billion kilometres.
  7. A piece of bodywork that covers the upper portions of the rear tyres of a car.
  8. A covering or decorative covering worn over a shoe.


  1. To spawn. Used of shellfish as above.
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of spit.
  3. To quarrel or argue briefly.
  4. To strike with a spattering sound.
  5. To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together, as the hands.

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