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Meaning of DISPART

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis*part"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disparted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Disparting}.] [Pref. dis- + part: cf. OF. despartir.]
    To part asunder; to divide; to separate; to sever; to rend;
    to rive or split; as, disparted air; disparted towers.
    [Archaic]
    
          Them in twelve troops their captain did dispart.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
          The world will be whole, and refuses to be disparted.
                                                   --Emerson.
    
    
  2. \Dis*part"\, v. i.
    To separate, to open; to cleave.
    
    
  3. \Dis*part"\, n.
    1. (Gun.) The difference between the thickness of the metal
       at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance.
    
             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.                                 --Eng. Cys.
    
    2. (Gun.) 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; -- called
       also {dispart sight}, and {muzzle sight}.
    
    
  4. \Dis*part"\, v. t.
    1. (Gun.) To make allowance for the dispart in (a gun), when
       taking aim.
    
             Every gunner, before he shoots, must truly dispart
             his piece.                            --Lucar.
    
    2. (Gun.) To furnish with a dispart sight.
    
    
 

 

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