meaning of spar

1. 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.
making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer

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