- a slender, usually hollow, projection from some part of a flower, as from the calyx of the larkspur or the corolla of the violet.
- Also called spur shoot . a short shoot bearing flowers, as in fruit trees.
- a short wooden brace, usually temporary, for strengthening a post or some other part.
- any offset from a wall, as a buttress.
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Origin of spur1
OTHER WORDS FROM spurspurless, adjectivespurlike, adjectivespurrer, noun
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How to use spur in a sentence
His top five, separated by just 2.67 points, are the Thunder, Pacers, Spurs, Clippers and Heat.Kevin Durant Is Poised For NBA Supremacy|Allen Barra|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To the extent that The Burglary helps to push that along and spurs calls for real reform, it should be required reading.They’ve Always Been Watching You|Nick Gillespie|January 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We Americans are still pretty strong on eroticism, but all too often it is fear that spurs us or restrains us.How to Fight for Freedom in 2014|James Poulos|December 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A demand-side cut rests on the Keynesian theory that public consumption spurs economic activity.Ryan on Kennedy (and Reagan) (Oh: and the One He Didn’t Mention)|Michael Tomasky|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When more women enter the workforce, it spurs innovation, increases productivity, and grows the economy.Hillary Clinton: No ‘Dignity’ in Violence|Abigail Pesta|September 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The jagged top and spurs of San Jacinto Mountain shone like the turrets and posterns of a citadel built of rubies.
A touch of the spurs sent Nejdi with a mighty bound into the midst of the rabble who held the road.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
My spurs fairly lifted the dun horse, and we scuttled in the opposite direction like a scared antelope.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Felipe glanced at the horses, then driving his spurs deep into his horse's sides, galloped after them.
I mean, that as you have come in with your boots and spurs, to thank you for that you have not brought your horse too.
British Dictionary definitions for spur
- history to earn knighthood
- to prove one's ability; gain distinction
Word Origin for spur
Scientific definitions for spur
Other Idioms and Phrases with spur
In addition to the idiom beginning with spur
- spur on
- on the spur of the moment
- win one's spurs