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spate

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spate/ˈspeɪt/noun
pluralspates
spate
/ˈspeɪt/
noun
pluralspates
Learner's definition of SPATE  
[count]
: a large number of things that appear or happen in a short period of time

in spate

chiefly British, of a river, stream, etc.
: very full : filled with water flowing very fast
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