Meaning of SPAR in English

SPAR

/ spɑː(r); NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb ( -rr- ) [ v ] spar (with sb)

1.

to make the movements used in boxing , either in training or to test the speed of your opponent's reaction

2.

to argue with sb, usually in a friendly way

■ noun

1.

a strong pole used to support the sails, etc. on a ship

2.

a structure that supports the wing of an aircraft

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WORD ORIGIN

noun Middle English : shortening of Old French esparre , or from Old Norse sperra ; related to Dutch spar and German Sparren .

verb Old English sperran , spyrran strike out , of unknown origin; compare with Old Norse sperrask kick out.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.