—v.i. 1. (of boxers) to make the motions of attack and defense with the arms and fists, esp. as a part of training.
2. to box, esp. with light blows.
3. to strike or attack with the feet or spurs, as gamecocks do.
4. to bandy words; dispute.
—n. 1. a motion of sparring.
2. a boxing match.
3. a dispute.
Pronunciation: (spär),[key] —n. any of various more or less lustrous crystalline minerals: fluorspar.
Pronunciation: (spär),[key] —n. (during World War II) a woman enlisted in the women's reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard (disbanded in 1946). Also,Spar.