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meanings of spur


  1. The short wooden buttress of a post.
  2. A mountain that shoots from another mountain or range and extends some distance in a lateral direction, or at right angles.
  3. A curved piece of timber serving as a half to support the deck where a whole beam cannot be placed.
  4. A short thin side shoot from a branch, especially one that bears fruit or, in conifers, the shoots that bear the leaves.
  5. A piece of timber fixed on the bilgeways before launching, having the upper ends bolted to the vessel's side.
  6. Roots, tree roots.
  7. Ergotized rye or other grain.
  8. A branch of a vein.
  9. A spurious tone, one that interferes with a signal in a circuit and is often masked underneath that signal.
  10. A jab given with the spurs.
  11. Someone connected with Tottenham Hotspur FC, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  12. A wall in a fortification that crosses a part of a rampart and joins to an inner wall.
  13. 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.
  14. Anything that inspires or motivates, as a spur does a horse.
  15. The track of an animal, such as an otter; a spoor.
  16. Any protruding part connected at one end, for instance a highway that extends from another highway into a city.
  17. 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.
  18. An appendage or spike pointing rearward, near the foot, for instance that of a rooster.
  19. A rigid implement, often roughly y-shaped, that is fixed to one's heel for the purpose of prodding a horse. Often worn by, and emblematic of, the cowboy or the knight.
  20. A short branch road of a motorway, freeway or major road.
  21. A brace strengthening a post and some connected part, such as a rafter or crossbeam; a strut.
  22. A tern.
  23. A very short branch line of a railway line.


  1. To prod (especially a horse) on the side or flank, with the intent to urge motion or haste, to gig.
  2. To put spurs on.
  3. To press forward; to travel in great haste.
  4. To urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object.
  5. Alternative form of speer.

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