Spar meaning

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A wooden or metal pole, such as a boom, yard, or bowsprit, used to support sails and rigging.
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Any shiny, crystalline, nonmetallic mineral that cleaves easily into chips or flakes.

Calcspar.

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Any pole, as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff, supporting or extending a sail of a ship.
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Any of the main structural beams attached to the fuselage of an airplane to support the wings.
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To fight with the feet and spurs.
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To box with jabbing or feinting movements, landing few heavy blows, as in exhibition or practice matches.
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A sparring match or movement.
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A dispute.
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A woman member of the U.S. Coast Guard.
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A rafter of a roof.
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A thick pole or piece of wood.
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(nautical) A general term denoting any linear object used as a mast, sprit, yard, boom, pole or gaff.
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(aeronautics) A beam-like structural member that supports ribs in an aircraft wing or other airfoil.
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To supply or equip (a vessel) with spars.
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To fight, especially as practice for martial arts or hand-to-hand combat.
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To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do.
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To contest in words; to wrangle.
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(mineralogy) Any of various microcrystalline minerals, of light, translucent, or transparent blee, which are easily cleft.
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(mineralogy) Any crystal with no readily discernible faces.
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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.

When two people of opposing political parties repeatedly get into vigorous and heated debates, this is an example of a time when they spar.

When two boxers engage in a mild fight but don't actually land heavy hits on each other, this is an example of a time when they spar.

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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.

A long, thick strong mast on a sailboat is an example of a spar.

When two people of opposing political parties get into a debate, their argument is an example of a spar.

When two boxers get into a light fight for training without actually hitting each other hard, this is an example of a spar.

The nonmetallic mineral called feldspar is an example of spar.

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A usually metal pole used as part of a crane or derrick.
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A main structural member in an airplane wing or a tail assembly that runs from tip to tip or from root to tip.
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To supply with spars.
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To fasten with a bolt.
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To bandy words about in argument; dispute.
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To fight by striking with the feet and spurs. Used of gamecocks.
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A motion of attack or defense in boxing.
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A sparring match.
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A nonmetallic, readily cleavable, translucent or transparent light-colored mineral with a shiny luster, such as feldspar.
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A member of the women's reserve of the US Coast Guard, disbanded as a separate unit in 1946.
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To wrangle or dispute.
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Origin of spar

  • Middle English sparren to thrust or strike rapidly perhaps from obsolete French esparer to kick from Old Italian sparare to fling s- intensive pref. sforzando parare to ward off parry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Contraction of Latin semper parātus always prepared, the motto of the US Coast Guard semper always parātus prepared

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Low German from Middle Low German Old English spær- (in spær-stān gypsum)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English sparre rafter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English sparre (“spar, rafter, beam") (noun), sparren (“to close, bar") (verb), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *sparrô (“stake, beam"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)par- (“beam, log"). Compare Dutch spar (“balk"), German Sparren (“rafter, spar"), Danish sparre (“spar"). Perhaps also compare spear, park.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English sparren (“to thrust or strike rapidly"), from Old English sperran, spirran, spyrran (“to strike, strike out at, spar"), related to Low German sparre (“a struggling, striving"), German sich sperren (“to struggle, resist, oppose"), Icelandic sperrask (“to kick out at, thrust, struggle").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle Low German spar, sper (“spar"); or from a backformation of sparstone (“spar"), from Middle English sparston (“gypsum, chalk"), from Old English spærstān (“gypsum"). Related to German Sparkalk (“plaster"), Old English spæren (“of plaster, of mortar").

    From Wiktionary