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Meaning of spatter

spat•ter

Pronunciation: (spat'ur), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to scatter or dash in small particles or drops: The dog spattered mud on everyone when he shook himself.
  2. to splash with something in small particles: to spatter the ground with water.
  3. to sprinkle or spot with something that soils or stains.
—v.i.
  1. to send out small particles or drops, as falling water: rain spattering on a tin roof.
  2. to strike a surface in or as in a shower, as bullets.
—n.
  1. the act or the sound of spattering: the spatter of rain on a roof.
  2. a splash or spot of something spattered.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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