spat

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USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 3).
spat(
spaht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (quarrel)
a. la discusión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We heard the couple upstairs having a loud and violent spat.Oímos que la pareja de arriba tenía una discusión violenta y a los gritos.
2. (animal)
a. la hueva de ostra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The spat attach to adult oysters until they are fully developed.Las huevas de ostra se pegan a las ostras adultas hasta que están totalmente desarrolladas.
3. (clothing)
a. la polaina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I wore spats on my shoes so that I wouldn't get mud on them.Llevaba polainas sobre mis zapatos para no ensuciarlos con barro.
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spat [spæt] (US)
noun
riña (f); disputa (f) (sin trascendencia)
intransitive verb
reñir
spat [spæt]
spat [spæt]
noun
(overshoe) polaina (f)
spat [spæt]
noun
(oyster) freza (f); [of oysters] hueva (f) de ostras;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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