spar

Part of speech: verb

To furnish with spars.

Part of speech: verb

To engage in boxing.

Part of speech: noun

A round timber for extending a sail; a mast, yard, boom, or the like.

Part of speech: noun

A vitreous, lustrous mineral.

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Usage examples "spar":

  1. " I'll let him have it," he muttered; " I'm not going to fence and spar. - "The Star-Gazers", George Manville Fenn.
  2. " Yes, we're- we're Catholics all right," said Dan, catching to this saving spar of truth, in his doubt and uncertainty. - "Killykinick", Mary T. Waggaman.
  3. Then he threw handfuls of white spar off a grave at the windows. - "Gone to Earth", Mary Webb.