Meaning of SPAR in English


spar 1

— sparlike , adj.

/spahr/ , n. , v. , sparred, sparring .


1. Naut. a stout pole such as those used for masts, etc.; a mast, yard, boom, gaff, or the like.

2. Aeron. a principal lateral member of the framework of a wing of an airplane.


3. to provide or make with spars.

[ 1250-1300; ME sparre (n.); c. G Sparren, D spar, ON sparri ]

spar 2

/spahr/ , v. , sparred, sparring , n.


1. (of boxers) to make the motions of attack and defense with the arms and fists, esp. as a part of training.

2. to box, esp. with light blows.

3. to strike or attack with the feet or spurs, as gamecocks do.

4. to bandy words; dispute.


5. a motion of sparring.

6. a boxing match.

7. a dispute.

[ 1350-1400; ME: orig., thrust (n. and v.); perh. akin to SPUR ]

spar 3

— sparlike , adj.

/spahr/ , n.

any of various more or less lustrous crystalline minerals: fluorspar.

[ 1575-85; back formation from sparstone spar, OE spaerstan gypsum; cf. MLG spar ]

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