Nautical. a stout pole such as those used for masts, etc.; a mast, yard, boom, gaff, or the like.
Aeronautics. a principal lateral member of the framework of a wing of an airplane.
verb (used with object), sparred, sparring.
to provide or make with spars.
verb (used without object), sparred, sparring.
(of boxers) to make the motions of attack and defense with the arms and fists, especially as a part of training.
to box, especially with light blows.
to strike or attack with the feet or spurs, as gamecocks do.
to bandy words; dispute.
a motion of sparring.
a boxing match.
any piece of nautical gear resembling a pole and used as a mast, boom, gaff, etc
(as modifier): a spar buoy
a principal supporting structural member of an aerofoil that runs from tip to tip or root to tip
verb (intransitive) spars, sparring, sparred
(boxing, martial arts) to fight using light blows, as in training
to dispute or argue
(of gamecocks) to fight with the feet or spurs
an unaggressive fight
an argument or wrangle
(informal) a close friend
any of various minerals, such as feldspar or calcite, that are light-coloured, microcrystalline, transparent to translucent, and easily cleavable related adjective spathic
Latin Semper Paratus (always ready-motto of the United States Coast Guard)
a member of the women’s reserve of the United States Coast Guard
noun 1. a boxer who spars with and otherwise serves to train a boxer who is preparing for a bout. sparring partner /ˈspɑːrɪŋ/ noun 1. a person who practises with a boxer during training 2. a person with whom one has friendly arguments sparring partner An individual with whom one enjoys arguing, as in Jim’s […]
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