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Main Entry: 1spur
Pronunciation: primarystressspschwar
Function: noun
1 a : a pointed device fastened to the back of a rider's boot and used to urge a horse on b plural : recognition for achievement
2 : something that makes one want to do something : INCENTIVE
3 a : a stiff sharp pointed part (as a horny spine on the leg of a rooster) b : a hollow flower part that sticks out especially on a petal (as of a columbine) or on a sepal (as of a larkspur)
4 : a mass of jagged rock coming out from the side of a mountain
5 : a short section of railway track coming away from the main line
- on the spur of the moment : by a sudden decision : without thinking about it long

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