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spratn. [OE. sprot, sprotte, D. sprot; akin to G. sprotte.].
     A small European herring (Clupea sprattus) closely allied to the common herring and the pilchard; -- called also garvie. The name is also applied to small herring of different kinds.  [1913 Webster]
Sprat borer (Zoöl.), the red-throated diver; -- so called from its fondness for sprats. See Diver. -- Sprat loon. (Zoöl.) (a) The young of the great northern diver. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The red-throated diver. See Diver. -- Sprat mew (Zoöl.), the kittiwake gull.


sprat, n. & v.
1 a small European herring-like fish, Sprattus sprattus, much used as food.
2 a similar fish, e.g. a sand eel or a young herring.
--v.intr. (spratted, spratting) fish for sprats.

a sprat to catch a mackerel a small risk to gain much.
spratter n. spratting n.
OE sprot

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