spar

spar
spar1
noun a thick, strong pole such as is used for a mast or yard on a ship.
↘the main longitudinal beam of an aircraft wing.
Origin
ME: shortening of OFr. esparre, or from ON sperra.
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spar2
verb (spars, sparring, sparred)
1》 make the motions of boxing without landing heavy blows, as a form of training.
2》 engage in argument without marked hostility.
3》 (of a gamecock) fight with the feet or spurs.
noun
1》 a period or bout of sparring.
2》 informal a close friend.
Origin
OE sperran, spyrran 'strike out', of unknown origin.
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spar3
noun a crystalline, easily cleavable, translucent or transparent mineral.
Derivatives
sparry adjective
Origin
C16: from Mid. Low Ger.

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  • Spar — Spar, n. [OE. sparre; akin to D. spar, G. sparren, OHG. sparro, Dan. & Sw. sparre, Icel. sparri; of uncertain origin. [root]171. Cf. {Spar}, v. t. ] 1. (Naut.) A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • spar — (sp[aum]r), n. [AS. sp[ae]r in sp[ae]rst[=a]n chalkstone; akin to MHG. spar, G. sparkalk plaster.] (Min.) An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar, or calcite, fluor spar, etc. It was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • spar — spar1 [spär] n. [< MDu or MLowG, akin to OE spær(stan), gypsum, chalk] any shiny, crystalline, nonmetallic mineral that cleaves easily into chips or flakes spar2 [spär] n. [ME sparre < ON sparri or MDu sparre < IE base * sper , pole, rod …   English World dictionary

  • Spar — Spar, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sparred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sparring}.] [Of uncertain origin; cf. OF. esparer to kick, F. [ e]parer, or Icel. sperra to stretch out the legs, to struggle.] 1. To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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