from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nautical, a showery sprinkling of sea-water or fine spray swept from the tops of the waves by the violence of the wind in a tempest, and driven along before it, covering the surface of the sea; scud. Sometimes called spindrift.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Spray blown from the tops of waves during a gale at sea; also, snow driven in the wind at sea; -- written also spindrift.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of spindrift.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun spray blown up from the surface of the sea


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Obsolete spoon, to run before the wind + drift.]



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  • (n). Spray blown from the tops of the waves during a gale at sea; snow driven by the wind at sea.

    cf. spindrift

    December 31, 2008

  • The sea, growing calm, will soon lift

    The veil of tempest-strewn gift,

    That wind-woven cloth

    Of glistening froth

    That rimed her grim face in spoondrift.

    May 16, 2014

  • *applauds*

    May 18, 2014

  • You'll give me a big head. Please continue.

    May 19, 2014