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Definition of Spar


  1. An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar, or calcite, fluor spar, etc. It was especially used in the case of the gangue minerals of a metalliferous vein.
  2. A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff.
  3. Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; -- still applied locally to rafters.
  4. The bar of a gate or door.
  5. To bolt; to bar.
  6. To To supply or equip with spars, as a vessel.
  7. To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do.
  8. To use the fists and arms scientifically in attack or defense; to contend or combat with the fists, as for exercise or amusement; to box.
  9. To contest in words; to wrangle.
  10. A contest at sparring or boxing.
  11. A movement of offense or defense in boxing.

Spar Translations

spar in German is Sparring
spar in Spanish is entrenarse
spar in Swedish is mast, bom