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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spar  \Spar\,  v.  t.  [OE.  sparren,  AS  sparrian  akin  to  G. 
  sperren,  Icel.  sperra;  from  the  noun  [root]171.  See  {Spara} 
  beam,  bar.] 
  1.  To  bolt;  to  bar.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  2.  To  To  supply  or  equip  with  spars,  as  a  vessel. 
  Note:  A  vessel  equipped  with  spars  that  are  too  large  or  too 
  small  is  said  to  be  oversparred  or  undersparred. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spar  \Spar\,  n.  [AS.  sp[ae]r  in  sp[ae]rst[=a]n  chalkstone;  akin 
  to  MHG.  spar,  G.  sparkalk  plaster.]  (Min.) 
  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. 
  {Blue  spar},  {Cube  spar},  etc  See  under  {Blue},  {Cube},  etc 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spar  \Spar\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sparred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Sparring}.]  [Of  uncertain  origin;  cf  OF  esparer  to  kick, 
  F.  ['e]parer,  or  Icel.  sperra  to  stretch  out  the  legs,  to 
  1.  To  strike  with  the  feet  or  spurs,  as  cocks  do 
  2.  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. 
  Made  believe  to  spar  at  Paul  with  great  science. 
  3.  To  contest  in  words  to  wrangle.  [Colloq.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spar  \Spar\,  n.  [OE.  sparre;  akin  to  D.  spar,  G.  sparren,  OHG. 
  sparro,  Dan.&  Sw  sparre,  Icel.  sparri;  of  uncertain  origin. 
  ?  171.  Cf  {Spar},  v.  t.  ] 
  1.  (Naut.)  A  general  term  any  round  piece  of  timber  used  as  a 
  mast,  yard,  boom,  or  gaff. 
  2.  (Arch.)  Formerly,  a  piece  of  timber,  in  a  general  sense 
  --  still  applied  locally  to  rafters. 
  3.  The  bar  of  a  gate  or  door.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  {Spar  buoy}  (Naut.),  a  buoy  anchored  by  one  end  so  that  the 
  other  end  rises  above  the  surface  of  the  water. 
  {Spar  deck}  (Naut.),  the  upper  deck  of  a  vessel;  especially, 
  in  a  frigate,  the  deck  which  is  continued  in  a  straight 
  line  from  the  quarter-deck  to  the  forecastle,  and  on  which 
  spare  spars  are  usually  placed.  See  under  {Deck}. 
  {Spar  torpedo}  (Naut.),  a  torpedo  carried  on  the  end  of  a 
  spar  usually  projecting  from  the  bow  of  a  vessel,  and 
  intended  to  explode  upon  contact  with  an  enemy's  ships. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spar  \Spar\,  n. 
  1.  A  contest  at  sparring  or  boxing. 
  2.  A  movement  of  offense  or  defense  in  boxing. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  any  of  various  nonmetallic  minerals  (calcite  or  feldspar) 
  that  are  light  in  color  and  transparent  or  translucent 
  and  cleavable 
  2:  a  stout  rounded  pole  of  wood  or  metal  used  to  support 
  v  1:  fight  with  spurs;  of  gamecocks  in  cockfights 
  2:  box  lightly 
  3:  fight  verbally;  "They  were  sparring  all  night" 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  Early  system  on  Datatron  200  series.  Listed  in  CACM  2(5):16 
  (May  1959). 

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