1. noun
Either of two Scottish kitchen implements made of wood; a flat one for turning oatcakes, or a stick for stirring porridge
2. verb

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  • Spurtle — Spur tle (sp[^u]r t l), v. t. [Freq. of spurt.] To spurt or shoot in a scattering manner. [Obs.] Drayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spurtle — Un spurtle de 28 cm de long, dont la décoration évoque le chardon écossais. Le spurtle ou spirtle est un ustensile de cuisine écossais dont l origine remonte au XVe siècle. Il s agit d un cylindre de bois, assez étroit, et muni généralement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spurtle — The spurtle (or spirtle ) is a Scots kitchen tool, dating from at least the fifteenth century. It was originally a flat, wooden, spatula like utensil, used for flipping oatcakes on a hot griddle. This terminology is now confined to Angus and… …   Wikipedia

  • spurtle — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1756 chiefly Scottish a wooden stick for stirring porridge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spurtle — /sperr tl/, n. Chiefly Scot. a stick used to stir porridge. [1540 50; spurt (by metathesis from SPRIT) + LE] * * * …   Universalium

  • spurtle — Synonyms and related words: condensation, condense, distill, distillation, douse, dribble, drip, dripping, dripple, drop, filter, flush, font, fount, fountain, geyser, gurgle, gush, jet, leach, leaching, lixiviate, lixiviation, percolate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spurtle — (a wooden stick for stirring porridge) through a Scots version of the television quiz show Call my Bluff called …   Scottish slang

  • spurtle — spur·tle …   English syllables

  • spurtle — /ˈspɜtəl/ (say spertuhl) noun a wooden spatula or rod for stirring porridge, jam, etc. {British dialect; ultimate origin unknown} …   Australian English dictionary

  • spurtle — I. ˈspərd.əl noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown 1. chiefly Scotland : an implement similar to a spatula used to turn food (as griddle cakes) 2. chiefly Scotland : a wooden stick for stirring porridge 3. chiefly Scotland …   Useful english dictionary

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