- any piece of nautical gear resembling a pole and used as a mast, boom, gaff, etc
- a principal supporting structural member of an aerofoil that runs from tip to tip or root to tip
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
v. [~ + object]
spar2 /spɑr/USA pronunciation v. [no object],sparred, spar•ring.
- Sport(of a boxer) to make the motions of attack and defense with the arms and fists, esp. as a part of training.
- to box, esp. with light blows such as for practice.
- to argue with words;
dispute:Even before the debate began they were sparring.
- to fight using light blows, as in training
- to dispute or argue
- (of gamecocks) to fight with the feet or spurs
- an unaggressive fight
- an argument or wrangle
- any of various minerals, such as feldspar or calcite, that are light-coloured, microcrystalline, transparent to translucent, and easily cleavable