The definition of spar is to become involved in an argument, or to go through the motions of fighting or boxing for practice and training without actually engaging in a match.(verb)
Spar is defined as a thick, strong pole like a ship's mast that supports a sale, or a main beam in an airplane fuselage that supports the wings, or a period of arguments or a practice boxing match, or a shiny crystalline mineral that easily chips.(noun)
See spar in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < MDu or MLowG, akin to OE spær(stan), gypsum, chalk
Origin: ME sparre < ON sparri or MDu sparre < IE base *sper-, pole, rod > spear, L sparus, short spear
Origin: ME sparren, prob. < MFr esparer < It sparare, to fling out the hind legs, kick < s- (< L ex-, intens.) + parare, to parry
☆ or SPAR
Origin: < s(emper) par(atus), always prepared, L motto of the U.S. Coast Guard
See spar in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English sparre, rafter.
intransitive verb sparred sparred, spar·ring, spars
Origin: Middle English sparren, to thrust or strike rapidly
Origin: , perhaps from obsolete French esparer, to kick
Origin: , from Old Italian sparare, to fling
Origin: : s-, intensive pref.; see sforzando
Origin: + parare, to ward off; see parry.
Origin: Low German
Origin: , from Middle Low German.
Origin: Contraction of Latin semper parātus, always prepared, the motto of the U.S. Coast Guard
Origin: : semper, always
Origin: + parātus, prepared.
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