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spur British & World English

A device with a small spike or a spiked wheel that is worn on a rider’s heel and used for urging a horse forward

spur English Thesaurus

the outcome of the election added a further spur to the reform movement

spur-dog British & World English

A large white-spotted grey dogfish with venomous spines in front of the dorsal fins. It occurs in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, often in large shoals

spur gear British & World English

A gearwheel with teeth projecting parallel to the wheel’s axis

spur royal British & World English

A gold coin worth fifteen shillings, made chiefly in the reign of James I and bearing a representation of a sun with rays

spur wheel British & World English

Another term for spur gear.

on the spur of the moment British & World English

On impulse; without planning in advance

spur-dog in dog British & World English

Used in names of dogfishes, e.g. sandy dog, spur-dog

on the spur of the moment in spur British & World English

On impulse; without planning in advance

on the spur of the moment in spur English Thesaurus

his decision had been made on the spur of the moment


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