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spar

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Noun spar has 3 senses
  1. spar - any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
    --1 is a kind of
    mineral
    --1 has particulars: feldspar, felspar; calcite
  2. spar - a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
    --2 is a kind of
    pole
    --2 is a part of ship
    --2 has particulars:
     boom; bowsprit; dolphin striker, martingale; gaff; jibboom; mast; sprit; yard
    Derived form: verb spar1
  3. spar, sparring - making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer
    --3 is a kind of boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs
Verb spar has 4 senses
  1. spar - furnish with spars
    --1 is one way to
    equip, fit, fit out, outfit
    Derived form: noun spar2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. spar - fight with spurs; "the gamecocks were sparring"
    --2 is one way to
    fight, struggle
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. spar - box lightly
    --3 is one way to
    box
    Derived form: noun sparring2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  4. spar - fight verbally; "They were sparring all night"
    --4 is one way to
    argue, contend, debate, fence
    Derived form: noun sparring1
    Sample sentences:
    Sam and Sue spar
    Sam wants to spar with Sue
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