dispart

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Italian dispartire and its source, Latin dispartire.

VerbEdit

dispart (third-person singular simple present disparts, present participle disparting, simple past and past participle disparted)

  1. (now rare) To part, separate.
    • 1590, Edmund Spendser, The Faerie Queene, I.x:
      that same mighty man of God, / That bloud-red billowes like a walled front / On either side disparted with his rod [...].
    • Emerson
      The world will be whole, and refuses to be disparted.
  2. (obsolete) To divide, divide up, distribute.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

dispart (plural disparts)

  1. The difference between the thickness of the metal at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance.
    • Eng. Cyc.
      On account of the dispart, the line of aim or line of metal, which is in a plane passing through the axis of the gun, always makes a small angle with the axis.
  2. A piece of metal placed on the muzzle, or near the trunnions, on the top of a piece of ordnance, to make the line of sight parallel to the axis of the bore.

VerbEdit

dispart (third-person singular simple present disparts, present participle disparting, simple past and past participle disparted)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with a dispart sight.
  2. (transitive) To make allowance for the dispart in (a gun), when taking aim.
    • Lucar
      Every gunner, before he shoots, must truly dispart his piece.
Last modified on 11 February 2014, at 09:59