Noun(1) any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar(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
Verb(1) furnish with spars(2) fight with spurs(3) box lightly(4) fight verbally
(1) Truly, though, Shen liked to spar in the training room.(2) Every point is held together by the spar that sticks up in the center.(3) mother and daughter spar regularly over drink, drugs, and career(4) Later that evening she stood before her father, prepared to spar in the training hall.(5) Buster was his spar and he didn't want to let him down(6) Maybe she could beat him in a spar match, but he wouldn't find out until the annual martial arts tournament at school.(7) They were matching each other move for move in a spar .(8) Fearing they would be blown into the island cliffs, the crew furled the main sail, then to lower the ship's profile further, Alexander ordered the main spar lowered.(9) By the numbers - doctors, province spar over figures(10) This wasn't a spar in the training room in Sunstone.(11) It was while using one of these places I first met a sparring bloke, who taught me how to spar , and showed me the way to put my dukes up.(12) Jason, you spar with Denise and I'll spar with Mark.(13) He wanders into a local gym, sees world welterweight champion Yuri in the ring, and offers to spar with him.(14) We got chatting at the gym and would sometimes spar together.(15) He spars with him at least three hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon.(16) They begin a round of verbal sparring about their past together, Linklater's camera constantly swivelling to catch all the insults as they fly across the room.