dispart

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Italian dispartire and its source, Latin dispartire.

Verb[edit]

dispart (third-person singular simple present disparts, present participle disparting, simple past and past participle disparted)

  1. (now rare) To part, separate.
    • 1590, Edmund Spendser, The Faerie Queene, I.x:
      that same mighty man of God, / That bloud-red billowes like a walled front / On either side disparted with his rod [...].
    • Emerson
      The world will be whole, and refuses to be disparted.
  2. (obsolete) To divide, divide up, distribute.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

dispart (plural disparts)

  1. The difference between the thickness of the metal at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance.
    • Eng. Cyc.
      On account of the dispart, the line of aim or line of metal, which is in a plane passing through the axis of the gun, always makes a small angle with the axis.
  2. A piece of metal placed on the muzzle, or near the trunnions, on the top of a piece of ordnance, to make the line of sight parallel to the axis of the bore.

Verb[edit]

dispart (third-person singular simple present disparts, present participle disparting, simple past and past participle disparted)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with a dispart sight.
  2. (transitive) To make allowance for the dispart in (a gun), when taking aim.
    • Lucar
      Every gunner, before he shoots, must truly dispart his piece.