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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spar /ˈspɑr/
 晶石,圓材,拳斗,爭論,鬥雞(vt.)裝圓材于(vi.)拳斗,爭論

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spar, n.
 1. A contest at sparring or boxing.
 2. A movement of offense or defense in boxing.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 spar n.  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)

 Spar, n.
 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.]
 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)

 Spar, v. t.
 1. To bolt; to bar. [Obs.]
 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)

 Spar, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sparred p. pr. & vb. n. Sparring.]
 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.   --Dickens.
 3. To contest in words; to wrangle. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 spar
      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
         rigging
      3: making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and
         arms; a part of training for a boxer [syn: sparring]
      v 1: furnish with spars
      2: fight with spurs; "the gamecocks were sparring"
      3: box lightly
      4: fight verbally; "They were sparring all night"
      [also: sparring, sparred]