A rigid implement, often roughly y-shaped, that is fixed to one's heel for purpose of prodding a horse. Often worn by, and emblematic of, the cowboy or the knight. (noun)
Anything that inspires or motivates, as a spur does to a horse. (noun)
An appendage or spike pointing rearward, near the foot, for instance that of a rooster. (noun)
Any protruding part connected at one end, for instance a highway that extends from another highway into a city. (noun)
Roots, tree roots. (noun)
To prod (especially a horse) in the side or flank, with the intent to urge motion or haste, to gig. (verb)
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. (verb)
To put spurs on; as, a spurred boot. (verb)
Examples of word spur
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In 2007, as a result of what he calls a spur of the moment decision, Cai left Hubei Province and decided that he would try and move to Taiwan, a country he felt respected human rights and the rule of law.
Can, and most possibly does, the title spur Millicentâ€™s interest in what follows, or . . .
The meaning of the phrase spur-ta eisna hinÎ¸u is no mystery at all thanks to Pallotino and Bonfante's glossary: "the divine city below" (read Bonfante/Bonfante, The Etruscan Language (2002): eisna, spur and hinÎ¸u).