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Definition of "spur" []

  • A short spike or spiked wheel that attaches to the heel of a rider's boot and is used to urge a horse forward. (noun)
  • Something that serves as a goad or incentive. (noun)
  • A spurlike attachment or projection, as: (noun)
  • A spinelike process on the leg of some birds. (noun)
  • A climbing iron; a crampon. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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."