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sparring



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spar /spɑː/ n
  1. any piece of nautical gear resembling a pole and used as a mast, boom, gaff, etc
  2. a principal supporting structural member of an aerofoil that runs from tip to tip or root to tip
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old Norse sperra beam; related to Old High German sparro, Old French esparre
spar /spɑː/ vb (spars, sparring, sparred)(intransitive)
  1. to fight using light blows, as in training
  2. to dispute or argue
  3. (of gamecocks) to fight with the feet or spurs
n
  1. an unaggressive fight
  2. an argument or wrangle
Etymology: Old English, perhaps from spur
spar /spɑː/ n
  1. any of various minerals, such as feldspar or calcite, that are light-coloured, microcrystalline, transparent to translucent, and easily cleavable
Etymology: 16th Century: from Middle Low German spar; related to Old English spærstān; see feldspar



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