As a verb sputters
is third-person singular of sputter.
As a noun spotters is
plural of lang=en.
Moist matter thrown out in small detached particles; also, confused and hasty speech.
To spit, or to emit saliva from the mouth in small, scattered portions, as in rapid speaking.
To utter words hastily and indistinctly; to speak so rapidly as to emit saliva.
* Jonathan Swift
- They could neither of them speak their rage, and so fell a sputtering at one another, like two roasting apples.
To throw out anything, as little jets of steam, with a noise like that made by one sputtering.
- To sputter out the basest accusations.
To spit out hastily by quick, successive efforts, with a spluttering sound; to utter hastily and confusedly, without control over the organs of speech.
- Like the green wood sputtering in the flame.
(physics) To cause surface atoms or electrons of a solid to be ejected by bombarding it with heavy atoms or ions
(physics) To coat the surface of an object by sputtering
- In the midst of caresses, and without the last pretend incitement, to sputter out the basest accusations. -Swift.
* spit nails