|Origin:||Old English spitu|
1 [uncountable]HBH informal
the watery liquid that is produced in your mouth [= saliva]
a long thin stick that you put through meat so that you can turn it when cooking it over a fire
a long narrow piece of land that sticks out into the sea, into a river etc
4 British English spoken
to look exactly like someone else:
Sam is the dead spit of his dad.
when something is thoroughly cleaned and polished:
It was Christmas, so Ellen gave the dining room a little extra spit and polish.