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Definition 1: making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for spar in the sense of this definition

(spar is a kind of ...) fighting with the fists

Definition 2: a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging - [noun denoting artifact]

(spar is a kind of ...) a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic

(... is a kind of spar ) any of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring

(... is a kind of spar ) a light spar that crosses a fore-and-aft sail diagonally

(... is a kind of spar ) a vertical spar for supporting sails

(... is a kind of spar ) a spar that extends the bowsprit

(... is a kind of spar ) a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail

(... is a kind of spar ) spar under the bowsprit of a sailboat

(... is a kind of spar ) a spar projecting from the bow of a vessel

(... is a kind of spar ) a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen

(... is part of spar) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 3: any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable - [noun denoting substance]

(spar is a kind of ...) solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

(... is a kind of spar ) any of a group of hard crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates of potassium or sodium or calcium or barium

(... is a kind of spar ) a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone

Definition 4: fight verbally - [verb of communication]

Samples where spar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They were sparring all night

(spar is a kind of ...) have an argument about something

Definition 5: box lightly - [verb of contact]

(spar is a kind of ...) engage in a boxing match

(spar belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 6: fight with spurs - [verb of contact]

Samples where spar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gamecocks were sparring

(spar is a kind of ...) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

"the tribesmen fought each other" "Siblings are always fighting" "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

(spar belongs to category ...) participation in the sport of matching gamecocks in a cockfight

(spar belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 7: furnish with spars - [verb of possession]

(spar is a kind of ...) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

"The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

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