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Meaning of spitfire

spit•fire

Pronunciation: (spit'fīr"), [key]
— n.
  1. a person, esp. a girl or woman, who is of fiery temper and easily provoked to outbursts.
  2. (cap.) a British fighter plane with a single in-line engine used by the R.A.F. throughout World War II.
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