The spread combinators apply multiple quotations to multiple values. The asterisk (*) suffixed to these words' names signifies that they are spread combinators.

Two quotations:

Three quotations:

An array of quotations:

Spread combinators provide a more readable alternative to repeated applications of the dip combinators. The following example using dip:

can be more clearly written using tri*:

A generalization of the above combinators to any number of quotations can be found in Combinators.

Two quotations:

bi* ( x y p q -- )

2bi* ( w x y z p q -- )

Three quotations:

tri* ( x y z p q r -- )

2tri* ( u v w x y z p q r -- )

An array of quotations:

spread ( objs... seq -- )

Spread combinators provide a more readable alternative to repeated applications of the dip combinators. The following example using dip:

[ [ 1 + ] dip 1 - ] dip 2 *

can be more clearly written using tri*:

[ 1 + ] [ 1 - ] [ 2 * ] tri*

A generalization of the above combinators to any number of quotations can be found in Combinators.