21 Definitions of Spur

The meaning of the word spur, the definition of Spur:

n. - A sparrow.

n. - A tern.

n. - An implement secured to the heel, or above the heel, of a horseman, to urge the horse by its pressure. Modern spurs have a small wheel, or rowel, with short points. Spurs were the badge of knighthood.

n. - That which goads to action; an incitement.

n. - Something that projects; a snag.

n. - One of the large or principal roots of a tree.

n. - Any stiff, sharp spine, as on the wings and legs of certain burds, on the legs of insects, etc.; especially, the spine on a cock's leg.

n. - A mountain that shoots from any other mountain, or range of mountains, and extends to some distance in a lateral direction, or at right angles.

n. - A spiked iron worn by seamen upon the bottom of the boot, to enable them to stand upon the carcass of a whale, to strip off the blubber.

n. - A brace strengthening a post and some connected part, as a rafter or crossbeam; a strut.

n. - The short wooden buttress of a post.

n. - A projection from the round base of a column, occupying the angle of a square plinth upon which the base rests, or bringing the bottom bed of the base to a nearly square form. It is generally carved in leafage.

n. - Any projecting appendage of a flower looking like a spur.

n. - Ergotized rye or other grain.

n. - A wall that crosses a part of a rampart and joins to an inner wall.

n. - A piece of timber fixed on the bilge ways before launching, having the upper ends bolted to the vessel's side.

n. - A curved piece of timber serving as a half to support the deck where a whole beam can not be placed.

v. t. - To prick with spurs; to incite to a more hasty pace; to urge or goad; as, to spur a horse.

v. t. - To urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to impel; to drive.

v. t. - To put spurs on; as, a spurred boot.

v. i. - To spur on one' horse; to travel with great expedition; to hasten; hence, to press forward in any pursuit.

The word "spur" uses 4 letters: P R S U

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after spur, or to spur in any order:

a - praus supra   b - burps   e - purse sprue super   g - sprug   i - puris sirup   l - purls slurp   m - rumps   n - spurn   o - pours roups   r - purrs   s - spurs   t - spurt turps   u - usurp   y - pursy syrup  

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pur pus sr sup up ups us

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