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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
  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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