• Spar Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To To supply or equip with spars, as a vessel.
  2. (v. t.) Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; -- still applied locally to rafters.
  3. (n.) A contest at sparring or boxing.
  4. (n.) A movement of offense or defense in boxing.
  5. (v. i.) To contest in words; to wrangle.
  6. (n.) 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.
  7. (v. t.) The bar of a gate or door.
  8. (v. i.) 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.
  9. (v. t.) To bolt; to bar.
  10. (v. i.) To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do.
  11. (v. t.) A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff.

• Spar-hung Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Hung with spar, as a cave.