spur

Part of speech: verb

To urge on by the spur.

Part of speech: verb

To furnish with spurs.

Part of speech: noun

A pricking or goading instrument worn on a horseman's heel.

Part of speech: noun

Anything that incites or urges.

Part of speech: noun

A stiff sharp spine, as on the leg of a domestic cock.

Part of speech: noun

A projecting crag, ridge, or the like.

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Usage examples "spur":

  1. He caught sight of the long black military boot and silver spur, and half- recognized the up- and- down movement of the crossed leg long before he reached the tent. - "Rung Ho!", Talbot Mundy.
  2. Necessity will in future more and more spur them on; for the ground, cleared of wood, must be cultivated, or the farm loses its value; there is no waiting for food till another generation of pines be grown to maturity. - "Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark", Mary Wollstonecraft.
  3. For answer the girl drove her spur into her mount's side. - "The Mad King", Edgar Rice Burroughs.