Definition of spar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//spɑː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//spɑːr//
    Parts of boats and ships
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  1. 1a strong pole used to support the sails, etc. on a ship See related entries: Parts of boats and ships
  2. 2a structure that supports the wing of an aircraft
  3. Word Originnoun Middle English: shortening of Old French esparre, or from Old Norse sperra; related to Dutch spar and German Sparren.
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