MEANING: noun: Spray of water, snow, sand, etc., blown by the wind.

ETYMOLOGY: From Scots speendrift, from speen (to run before the wind) + drift, from Old English drifan (to drive). Earliest documented use: 1611.

SPANDRIFT - a suspension bridge moving slowly downstream

SPIN-DRAFT - rotating so fast it makes a breeze

SPINE-RIFT - spina bifida