Spar

a long thin pole such as a mast or boom
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/visitor-contributions.php

Spar

[short story] `Spar` is a science fiction short story by Kij Johnson first published in Clarkesworld Magazine, winning the 2009 Nebula Award for short story, and short-listed for the 2010 Hugo Awards. ==Synopsis== A lone survivor of a space shipwreck is trapped in a raft with an alien, and is pitted against it in a sexual competition for su...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spar_(short_story)

spar

[n] - any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable 2. [n] - a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging 3. [v] - fight with spurs 4. [v] - box lightly 5. [v] - fight verbally
Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=spar

Spar

A general name for all masts, booms, gaffs, and bowsprits.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20645

Spar

The main longitudinal beam or beams of a wing or control surface. Secondary structures are built around the spar to transfer the load to it, and in the case of wing ribs, also to give correct aerofoil form.
Found on http://www.aeroplanemonthly.com/glossary/

Spar

giant staples of split hazel or willow thrust either straight into the thatch to secure it, or alternatively, used to secure liggers.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20935

Spar

Spar noun [ Anglo-Saxon spær in spærstān chalkstone; akin to Middle High German spar , German spar kalk plaster.] (Min.) An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar , or calcite, fluor spar , e...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/154

Spar

Spar transitive verb [ Middle English sparren , Anglo-Saxon sparrian ; akin to German sperren , Icelandic sperra ; from the noun. √171. See Spara beam, bar.] 1. To bolt; to bar. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. 2. To To supply or equip with spars,...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/154

Spar

Spar intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Sparred ; present participle & verbal noun Sparring .] [ Of uncertain origin; confer Old French esparer to kick, French éparer , or Icelandic sperra to stretch ou...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/154

spar

1. A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff. ... 2. Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; still applied locally to rafters. ... 3. The bar of a gate or door. Spar buoy, 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...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973

spar

sparring noun making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer
Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974

Spar

• (v. t.) To To supply or equip with spars, as a vessel. • (v. t.) Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; -- still applied locally to rafters. • (n.) A contest at sparring or boxing. • (n.) A movement of offense or defense in boxing. • (v. i.) To contest in words; to wrangle. • (n.) An old name for a nonmetal...
Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/spar/

Spar

A wooden pole used to support various pieces of rigging and sails.
Found on http://www.translationdirectory.com/glossaries/glossary101.htm

Spar

[platform] A spar is a type of floating oil platform typically used in very deep waters, and is named for logs used as buoys in shipping that are moored in place vertically. Spar production platforms have been developed as an alternative to conventional platforms. A spar platform consists of a large-diameter, single vertical cylinder suppor...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spar_(platform)

Spar

On a sailing ship, a spar is a support from which a sail is hung.
Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/RSA.HTM

Spar

In architecture the term spar or sper was applied by old writers to pieces of timber of various kinds, such as quarters, rafters, wooden bars for securing doors, etc. The term is still used in some districts for rafters, Sper-batten is not an unusual name with authors of the Middle Ages for a rafter; they also frequently speak of spering a door, me...
Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/TS.HTM

Spar

a pole or a beam.
Found on http://www.sailinglinks.com/glossary.htm

spar

A pole.
Found on http://www.diy-wood-boat.com/Boating-terms.html

Spar

A wooden, in later years also iron or steel pole used to support various pieces of rigging and sails. The big five-masted full-rigged tall ship Preussen (German spelling
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_nautical_terms

Spar

[tree] A spar tree is the tree used as the highest anchor point in a high lead cable logging setup. The spar tree was selected based on height, location and especially strength and lack of rot in order to withstand the weight and pressure required. Once a spar tree was selected a climber would remove the tree`s limbs and top the tree (a log...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spar_(tree)

Spar

[aeronautics] In a fixed-wing aircraft, the spar is often the main structural member of the wing, running spanwise at right angles (or thereabouts depending on wing sweep) to the fuselage. The spar carries flight loads and the weight of the wings while on the ground. Other structural and forming members such as ribs may be attached to the s...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spar_(aeronautics)

Spar

[mineralogy] Spar is an old mining or mineralogy term used to refer to crystals that have readily discernible faces. A spar will easily break or cleave into rhomboidal, cubical, or laminated fragments with smooth shiny surfaces. The various spar minerals were a historical term among miners and alchemists for any nonmetallic mineral akin to ...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spar_(mineralogy)

Spar

A wooden, in later years also iron or steel pole used to support various pieces of rigging and sails. The big five-masted full-rigged tall ship Preussen (German spelling
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_nautical_terms

spar

timber cut for a beam, bar, or rafter; general term for yards, gaffs, etc.; the original sense seems to have been
Found on http://info.sjc.ox.ac.uk/forests/glossary.htm

spar

any ship's mast, boom, yard, or gaff
Found on http://phrontistery.info/nautical.html
No exact match found