Spoom (?), v. i. [Probably fr. spum foam. See Spume.] Naut.

To be driven steadily and swiftly, as before a strong wind; to be driven before the wind without any sail, or with only a part of the sails spread; to scud under bare poles.

[Written also spoon.]

When virtue spooms before a prosperous gale, My heaving wishes help to fill the sail. Dryden.

 

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