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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sprat /ˈspræt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sprat n.  Zool. (a) A small European herring (Clupea sprattus) closely allied to the common herring and the pilchard; -- called also garvie. The name is also applied to small herring of different kinds. (b) A California surf-fish (Rhacochilus toxotes); -- called also alfione, and perch.
 Sprat borer Zool., the red-throated diver; -- so called from its fondness for sprats. See Diver.
 Sprat loon. Zool. (a) The young of the great northern diver. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The red-throated diver. See Diver.
 Sprat mew Zool., the kittiwake gull.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like
           sardines [syn: brisling]
      2: small herring processed like a sardine [syn: brisling, Clupea