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Definitions of spar

  1. To fight like cocks; to box, or fling out the arms as in boxing; to dispute; to wrangle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To box; skirmish. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. To furnish with spars. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To box; contest in words. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To box with the hands: to fight with showy action: to dispute:-pr.p. sparring; pa.t. and pa.p. sparred. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To engage in boxing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. fight verbally; "They were sparring all night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. box lightly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. fight with spurs; "the gamecocks were sparring" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. furnish with spars Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar, or calcite, fluor spar, etc. It was especially used in the case of the gangue minerals of a metalliferous vein. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; -- still applied locally to rafters. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. The bar of a gate or door. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To bolt; to bar. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To To supply or equip with spars, as a vessel. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To use the fists and arms scientifically in attack or defense; to contend or combat with the fists, as for exercise or amusement; to box. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To contest in words; to wrangle. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. A contest at sparring or boxing. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. A movement of offense or defense in boxing. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To close or fasten with a spar; to bar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. To fight in show, or as preparatory to a real contest, as a pugilist; to box in gloves; to wrangle; to quarrel in words. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. Sparring. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. A mineral having a soft luster; a general name for a mast, yard, boom, etc.; a contest at boxing, or in words. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. A rafter: a general term for masts, yards, booms, and gaffs, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. A mineral which is perfectly crystalline. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. SPARRER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. A crystalline mineral. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. A round beam, as a yard, boom, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. A round timber for extending a sail; a mast, yard, boom, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A vitreous, lustrous mineral. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. An easily and regularly frangible mineral; a lustrous crystalline mineral. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. A general term for masts, yards, booms, and gaffs; a long piece of timber. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. A term applied to those crystals or minerals which break up into rhombs, cubes, plates, prisms, &c., with smooth cleavage faces, as in calcspar, felspar, brown-spar, Iceland-spar, and the like. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. Any long round piece of timber, as a mast, a yard, a boom, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. A feigned blow; a contention with the fists. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. Sparred. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for spar

  1. Figures of men showed against the light amidships, and I finally made out all hands getting out a spar and barrels to make a raft. – Mr. Trunnell by T. Jenkins Hains
  2. How they spar for wind, instead of hitting from the shoulder! – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
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