\spˈɑː], \spˈɑː], \s_p_ˈɑː]\
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- WordNet 3.0
By Princeton University
- English Dictionary Database
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
- New Age Dictionary Database
By Oddity Software
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.
A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff.
Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; -- still applied locally to rafters.
The bar of a gate or door.
To bolt; to bar.
To To supply or equip with spars, as a vessel.
To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do.
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.
To contest in words; to wrangle.
A contest at sparring or boxing.
A movement of offense or defense in boxing.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
- The american dictionary of the english language.
By Daniel Lyons
- The Clarendon dictionary
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
- The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
By James Champlin Fernald
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
A term applied to those crystals or minerals which break up into rhombs, cubes, plates, prisms, &c., with smooth cleavage faces, as in calcspar, felspar, brown-spar, Iceland-spar, and the like.
Any long round piece of timber, as a mast, a yard, a boom, &c.
To close or fasten with a spar; to bar.
To fight in show, or as preparatory to a real contest, as a pugilist; to box in gloves; to wrangle; to quarrel in words.
A feigned blow; a contention with the fists.
- Appleton's medical dictionary
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
- The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language