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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /spɔɪlz/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔɪlz

NounEdit

spoils pl (plural only)

  1. That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty.
  2. Waste material left over in the course of excavation, construction, mining, or dredging operations.
    e.g., dredging spoils
  3. Public offices and their benefits regarded as the peculiar property of a successful party or faction, to be bestowed for its own advantage.
    To the victor belong the spoils.

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VerbEdit

spoils

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of spoil
    Milk spoils when left out too long.