spar
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /spɑː/
  • (America) IPA: /spɑɹ/, [spɑɹ], [spɑ˞]
Noun

spar (plural spars)

  1. A rafter of a roof.
  2. A thick pole or piece of wood.
  3. (obsolete) A bar of wood used to fasten a door.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.11:
      The Prince staid not his aunswere to devize, / But, opening streight the Sparre, forth to him came […].
  4. (nautical) Any linear object used as a mast, sprit, yard, boom, pole or gaff.
  5. (aeronautics) A beam-like structural member that supports ribs in an aircraft wing or other airfoil.
Translations
  • Russian: столб
Translations
  • German: Spiere, Rundholz
  • Russian: ранго́ут
Translations
  • Russian: лонжеро́н крыло
Verb

spar (spars, present participle sparring; past and past participle sparred)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) to bolt, bar.
  2. (transitive) To supply or equip (a vessel) with spars.
Verb

spar (spars, present participle sparring; past and past participle sparred)

  1. To fight, especially as practice for martial arts or hand-to-hand combat.
  2. To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do.
  3. To contest in words; to wrangle.
Translations
  • Italian: allenarsi al combattimento
  • Russian: спарринговать
Noun

spar (plural spars)

  1. A sparring session; a preliminary fight, as in boxing or cock-fighting.
Noun

spar

  1. (mineralogy) Any of various microcrystalline minerals, of light, translucent, or transparent appearance, which are easily cleft.
  2. (mineralogy) Any crystal with readily discernible faces.
Translations
  • French: spath
  • German: Spat
  • Russian: шпат
  • Spanish: espato



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