Definition of Spar

Spar v. t. means: Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; -- still applied locally to rafters.

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Spar v. t. means: Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; -- still applied locally to rafters.

Meaning of Spar

Spar (v. t.) means: Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; -- still applied locally to rafters.

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Sparry (a.): Resembling spar, or consisting of spar; abounding with spar; having a confused crystalline structure; spathose.

Spar (n.): An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar, or calcite, fluor spar, etc. It was especially used in the case of the gangue minerals of a metalliferous vein.

Saddle (n.): A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar.

Derbyshire spar (): A massive variety of fluor spar, found in Derbyshire, England, and wrought into vases and other ornamental work.

Shiver-spar (n.): A variety of calcite, so called from its slaty structure; -- called also slate spar.

Calcite (n.): Calcium carbonate, or carbonate of lime. It is rhombohedral in its crystallization, and thus distinguished from aragonite. It includes common limestone, chalk, and marble. Called also calc-spar and calcareous spar.

Spar-hung (a.): Hung with spar, as a cave.

Spar (v. t.): To bolt; to bar.

Sparring (p. pr. & vb. n.): of Spar

Sparred (imp. & p. p.): of Spar

Spar (v. t.): The bar of a gate or door.

Calc-spar (n.): Same as Calcite.

Fluor spar (): See Fluorite.

Spathiform (a.): Resembling spar in form.

Spar (n.): A contest at sparring or boxing.

Sprung (a.): Said of a spar that has been cracked or strained.

Squat (n.): A mineral consisting of tin ore and spar.

Cand (n.): Fluor spar. See Kand.

Rhomb spar (): A variety of dolomite.

Spar (v. i.): To contest in words; to wrangle.

Spar (v. i.): To strike with the feet or spurs, as cocks do.

Spar (v. t.): To To supply or equip with spars, as a vessel.

Spathic (a.): Like spar; foliated or lamellar; spathose.

Spar (n.): A movement of offense or defense in boxing.

Topping (n.): The act of raising one extremity of a spar higher than the other.

Underspore (v. t.): To raise with a spar, or piece of wood, used as a lever.

Spaad (n.): A kind of spar; earth flax, or amianthus.

Kand (n.): Fluor spar; -- so called by Cornish miners.

Rung (n.): One of the stakes of a cart; a spar; a heavy staff.

Outhaul (n.): A rope used for hauling out a sail upon a spar; -- opposite of inhaul.

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Meaning of Spar

Spar means: The spar deck extended from stem to to stern and rest above the main deck. It is usually devoid of guns but not always. Frigates typically would fill about half the spar with guns. This deck is not found on a merchant ship.

Meaning of Sprit

Sprit means: (1) A spar that extends from the bow of the boat. (2) A spar stretching diagonally across a four:sided fore:and:aft sail to support the peak.

Meaning of Spar

Spar means: A pole used as part of the sailboat rigging, such as masts, booms, gaffs, yards, etc. A vertical spar is a mast.

Meaning of Saddle

Saddle means: A block of wood or a bracket attached to a spar to support another spar attached to it.

Meaning of Timber Hitch

Timber Hitch means: Method of securing a line around a spar by taking the standing part around the spar, then a half hitch around itself and the end tucked three or four times around its own part.

Meaning of Carry away

Carry away means: Break off; to break a spar, bowsprit or part a rope. A spar is said to "carry away" when it is broken or disabled. When any part of a vessel's gear or equipment breaks or gives way, is lost or washed away, it is said to be "carried away."

Meaning of Rolling Hitch

Rolling Hitch means: A hitch used for bending a line to a spar, which if tied properly, won't slip. The end of the line is passed around the spar and then passed a second time around so it rides over the standing part. Then it is carried across and up through the bight.

Meaning of Bumpkin

Bumpkin means: A short spar projecting over the stern of a sailing vessel to sheet the mizzen sail when the mizzen:mast is so far aft that there's not enough room inboard to bring down the sheet and trim the sail. Also, a short spar extending from the stemhead in place of a bowsprit.

Meaning of Bend

Bend means: A type of knot used to connect a line to a spar or another line, a sail to a spar, or a line to a sail. Also the act of using such a knot. (2) To swing your body when pulling on an oar : "bend to your oars".

Meaning of Yard

Yard means: A spar from which a square sail is hung. A long spar, tapered at the ends, attached at its middle to a mast and running athwartships at right angles to the mast; used to support the top of a square sail. The yard can pivot (be braced) around the mast. At rest (braced square) the yard runs athwartships. Each yard takes its name from the section of mast that supports it, and the sails take their names from the yards.

Meaning of Main (deck)

Main (deck) means: This is the deck just below the spar deck on a man of war or the deck that rest between the poop and fore-castle on a merchant ship. The main deck will be the upper most deck on a man-o-war being with a full compliment of guns The guns on this deck are sometimes referred to as main-deckers. These means the guns rest on the main deck (if their is just one deck of guns, it is called the gun deck) and the spar deck acts as the ceiling. (not to be confused with Spanish Main)

Meaning of Main Deck

Main Deck means: (1) The uppermost complete deck. (2) Main (deck): This is the deck just below the spar deck on a man of war or the deck that rest between the poop and fore-castle on a merchant ship. The main deck will be the upper most deck on a man-o-war being with a full compliment of guns The guns on this deck are sometimes referred to as main-deckers. These means the guns rest on the main deck (if their is just one deck of guns, it is called the gun deck) and the spar deck acts as the ceiling. (not to be confused with Spanish Main)

Meaning of Steeve

Steeve means: A spar or derrick with a block at one end, used for stowing cargo.

Meaning of Jockey Pole

Jockey Pole means: A spar used to prevent the spinnaker guy from fouling on the stanchions.

Meaning of Dolphin Striker

Dolphin Striker means: A short spar under the cap of the bowsprit used for holding down a jib boom.

Meaning of Jib-boom:

Jib-boom: means: Spar forward of bowsprit to extend the foot of the outer jib.

Meaning of SPAR

SPAR means: Pole used to shove cars into the clear when switching. (See stake)

Meaning of Furl

Furl means: To roll or gather an awning or a sail against its mast or spar.

Meaning of Clove Hitch

Clove Hitch means: A knot for temporarily fastening a line to a spar or piling.

Meaning of Cheeks

Cheeks means: 1. Wooden blocks at the side of a spar. 2. The sides of a block or gun-carriage.

Meaning of Sparry

Sparry means: Resembling spar, or consisting of spar; abounding with spar; having a confused crystalline structure; spathose.

Meaning of Spar

Spar means: An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar, or calcite, fluor spar, etc. It was especially used in the case of the gangue minerals of a metalliferous vein.

Meaning of Saddle

Saddle means: A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar.

Meaning of Derbyshire spar

Derbyshire spar means: A massive variety of fluor spar, found in Derbyshire, England, and wrought into vases and other ornamental work.

Meaning of Shiver-spar

Shiver-spar means: A variety of calcite, so called from its slaty structure; -- called also slate spar.

Meaning of Calcite

Calcite means: Calcium carbonate, or carbonate of lime. It is rhombohedral in its crystallization, and thus distinguished from aragonite. It includes common limestone, chalk, and marble. Called also calc-spar and calcareous spar.

Meaning of Spar-hung

Spar-hung means: Hung with spar, as a cave.

Meaning of Spar

Spar means: To bolt; to bar.

Meaning of Sparring

Sparring means: of Spar

Meaning of Sparred

Sparred means: of Spar

Meaning of Spar

Spar means: The bar of a gate or door.

Meaning of Calc-spar

Calc-spar means: Same as Calcite.

Meaning of Fluor spar

Fluor spar means: See Fluorite.

Meaning of Spathiform

Spathiform means: Resembling spar in form.

Meaning of Spar

Spar means: A contest at sparring or boxing.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Concurrent

Concurrent means: Conjoined; associate; concomitant; existing or happening at the same time.

Meaning of Shoe

Shoe means: To furnish with a shoe or shoes; to put a shoe or shoes on; as, to shoe a horse, a sled, an anchor.

Meaning of Sweeting

Sweeting means: A darling; -- a word of endearment.

Meaning of Touring

Touring means: of Tour

Meaning of Whitneyite

Whitneyite means: an arsenide of copper from Lake Superior.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of DISHY

DISHY means: Dishy is slang for very attractive.

Meaning of FODDER

FODDER means: Fodder is British slang for food.

Meaning of JEW

JEW means: Jew is British slang for a miser.Jew is British slang for to get the better of someone financially.

Meaning of scum

scum means: Noun. A worthless person or persons. Derog. {Informal}

Meaning of YARD

YARD means: System of tracks for making up trains or storing cars. (Boomer's version: "System of rust surrounded y fence and inhabited by a dumb bunch of natives who will not let a train in or out.") Also called garden and ield. Yard geese are yard switchmen. Y.M. is yardmaster. Yard goat is switching engine

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