a boxer who spars with and otherwise serves to train a boxer who is preparing for a bout.
a person who practises with a boxer during training
a person with whom one has friendly arguments
An individual with whom one enjoys arguing, as in Jim’s my best sparring partner. This expression alludes to boxing, where since about 1900 it has denoted the person one practices or trains with. [ Mid-1900s ]
noun 1. any of numerous American finches of the family Emberizinae. Compare chipping sparrow, song sparrow. 2. any member of the Old World genus Passer, formerly thought to be closely related to the weaverbirds but now placed in their own family, Passeridae. 3. British. the house sparrow. 4. any of several other unrelated small birds. […]
noun 1. (slang) the very early morning: he woke up at sparrowfart
[spar-oh-gras, -grahs] /ˈspær oʊˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs/ noun, Informal. 1. asparagus. sparrowgrass /ˈspærəʊˌɡrɑːs/ noun 1. a dialect or popular name for asparagus
noun 1. any of several small hawks, esp Accipiter nisus, of Eurasia and N Africa that prey on smaller birds