spar

spar
1.
n.
1 a stout pole esp. used for the mast, yard, etc. of a ship.
2 the main longitudinal beam of an aeroplane wing.
Phrases and idioms:
spar-buoy a buoy made of a spar with one end moored so that the other stands up. spar-deck the light upper deck of a vessel.
Etymology: ME sparre, sperre f. OF esparre or ON sperra or direct f. Gmc: cf. MDu., MLG sparre, OS, OHG sparro
2.
v. & n.
—v.intr. (sparred, sparring)
1 (often foll. by at) make the motions of boxing without landing heavy blows.
2 engage in argument (they are always sparring).
3 (of a gamecock) fight with the feet or spurs.
—n.
1 a a sparring motion. b a boxing-match.
2 a cock-fight.
3 an argument or dispute.
Phrases and idioms:
sparring partner
1 a boxer employed to engage in sparring with another as training.
2 a person with whom one enjoys arguing.
Etymology: ME f. OE sperran, spyrran, of unkn. orig.: cf. ON sperrask kick out
3.
n. any crystalline, easily cleavable and non-lustrous mineral, e.g. calcite or fluorspar.
Derivatives:
sparry adj.
Etymology: MLG, rel. to OE spaeligren of plaster, spaeligrstan gypsum

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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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