What does the word spat mean?

Usage examples for spat

  1. At length, in desperation, she spat at Jones, then ran out and leaped. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  2. Spat or no spat, she would have come to see him more than once in his desperate struggle against death if she had cared. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  3. With that he spat on the floor; yet somehow in the very act and instant one could realize that the man had been brought up as a gentleman. – The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton