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.
© Webster 1913.