- 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.；a hard spike on the back of the leg of a rooster or male game bird, used in fighting.
- urge (a horse) forward by digging one's spurs into its sides；give an incentive or encouragement to (someone)
verb: spur, 3rd person present: spurs, gerund or present participle: spurring, past tense: spurred, past participle: spurred
noun: spur, plural noun: spurs
- 1. 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.
- ▪ a hard spike on the back of the leg of a rooster or male game bird, used in fighting.
- ▪ a steel point fastened to the leg of a gamecock.
- 2. a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive profit was both the spur and the reward of enterprise 同義詞 反義詞
- 3. a projection from a mountain or mountain range it's an easy walk up the spur that leads to the summit
- ▪ a short branch road or rail line.
- ▪ a slender tubular projection from the base of a flower, e.g. a honeysuckle or orchid, typically containing nectar.
- ▪ a short fruit-bearing side shoot.
- ▪ a short pointed growth or process on a part of the body.
- 1. urge (a horse) forward by digging one's spurs into its sides she spurred her horse towards the hedge
- 2. give an incentive or encouragement to (someone) her sons' passion for computer games spurred her on to set up a software business
- ▪ promote the development of; stimulate governments cut interest rates to spur demand
- 3. prune in (a side shoot of a plant) so as to form a spur close to the stem spur back the lateral shoots