spalt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Spalt (stein), from spalten (to split).

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Noun[edit]

spalt (uncountable)

  1. spelter

Adjective[edit]

spalt (comparative more spalt, superlative most spalt)

  1. (of wood) brittle
    Note: (US) Spalted wood is that which has been cut from a naturally cured, dead, or dying hardwood tree whose wood is normally light in color (such as pecan), and which exhibits patterns of dark stain (crazed) lines and splotches caused by microorganisms and/or fungus. Although slightly more brittle and porous than normal wood from the same species of tree, spalted wood nevertheless can be used to make decorative items and small pieces of furniture.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  2. heedless; clumsy; pert; saucy

Verb[edit]

spalt (third-person singular simple present spalts, present participle spalting, simple past and past participle spalted)

  1. To break off pieces, especially with an axe etc; to splinter

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German[edit]

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Verb[edit]

spalt

  1. Imperative singular of spalten.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Used in Swedish since 1657, same as Danish spalte, from German Spalte, based on the verb spalten (to split), related to Swedish spjäll, spilla, spillra

Noun[edit]

spalt c

  1. a (long and narrow) gap
  2. a column (of text)

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