Pronunciation: spûrd
n.1.(Zool.) A sparrow.
1.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.
And on her feet a pair of spurs large.
- Chaucer.
2.That which goads to action; an incitement.
3.Something that projects; a snag.
4.One of the large or principal roots of a tree.
5.(Zool.) Any stiff, sharp spine, as on the wings and legs of certain birds, on the legs of insects, etc.; especially, the spine on a cock's leg.
6.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.
7.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.
8.(Carp.) A brace strengthening a post and some connected part, as a rafter or crossbeam; a strut.
9.(Arch.) The short wooden buttress of a post.
10.(Bot.) Any projecting appendage of a flower looking like a spur.
11.(Fort.) A wall that crosses a part of a rampart and joins to an inner wall.
12.(Shipbuilding) A piece of timber fixed on the bilge ways before launching, having the upper ends bolted to the vessel's side.
13.(Mining) A branch of a vein.
14.The track of an animal, as an otter; a spoor.
Spur fowl
(Zool.) any one of several species of Asiatic gallinaceous birds of the genus Galloperdix, allied to the jungle fowl. The males have two or more spurs on each leg.
Spur gear
(Mach.) a cogwheel having teeth which project radially and stand parallel to the axis; a spur wheel.
Spur gearing
gearing in which spur gears are used. See under Gearing.
Spur pepper
(Bot.) See the Note under Capsicum.
Spur wheel
Same as Spur gear, above.
v. t.1.To prick with spurs; to incite to a more hasty pace; to urge or goad; as, to spur a horse.
[imp. & p. p. Spurred (spûrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Spurring.]
2.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.
3.To put spurs on; as, a spurred boot.
v. i.1.To spur on one's horse; to travel with great expedition; to hasten; hence, to press forward in any pursuit.
Noun1.spur - a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something; "the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves"
2.spur - any pointed projection
Synonyms: spine
3.spur - tubular extension at the base of the corolla in some flowers
4.spur - a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward; "cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"
Synonyms: gad
5.spur - a railway line connected to a trunk line
Verb1.spur - incite or stimulate; "The Academy was formed to spur research"
2.spur - give heart or courage to
Synonyms: goad
3.spur - strike with a spur
4.spur - goad with spurs; "the rider spurred his horse"
5.spur - equip with spurs; "spur horses"
SPUR - An early system on the IBM 650.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
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