a bony, conical projection found on the inside aspect of the leg of sexually mature roosters, tom turkeys, and other male birds belonging to the Galliformes Order including guineafowl, partridges, and pheasants
A spur in botany is a structure that exists in certain plants consisting of an elongated sepal at its back edge. This structure may range from about one to ten millimeters in length and is typically on the center of an odd number of sepals. Example flowering plants containing this structure are the genera Delphinium and Piperia.
U-shaped device attached to rider's heel to encourage a horse to greater speed or to pay attention. See our pages on Spurs. CHAP GUARD: Small upswept metal projection on top of the spur shank of some spurs that supposedly helps keep a cowboy's chaps from fouling in the rowel. Not all spurs have chap guards. SPUR STRAP: The leather band that holds a spur on the boot. ROWEL: (la rodaja or la estrella) the disk or star set in the end of the spur's shaft or post, which turns as the rider's heel touches the horse's sides. JINGLE BOBS: the metal pieces dangling from the rowel that make a bell like ringing when the spurs move, either while walking or riding.
A spur is a metal instrument composed of a shank, neck, and prick, rowel (sharp-toothed wheel), or blunted end fastened to the heel of a cowboy's or horseman's boot for the purpose of goading the horse. It is usually used to refine the riding aids (commands) and to back up the natural aids (the leg, seat and voice aids). The spur is used in every equestrian discipline.
Short, usually dead-end section of track used to access a facility or loading/ unloading ramp. It can also be used to temporarily store equipment or be a branch line over which irregular service is offered. As distinguished from the side track, a spur track is of indefinite length, extending out from the main line.
A projection from the round base of a column, occupying the angle of a square plinth upon which the base rests, or bringing the bottom bed of the base to a nearly square form. It is generally carved in leafage.
Spur Steak Ranches is a steakhouse franchise restaurant chain originating from South Africa. Its menu mainly features beef burgers, steaks and ribs, but also includes salads, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options. The restaurants also sell a range of sauces and other condiments under its own brand.
The projection that extends from the end point of the curved portion of a letter (e.g., from the top or bottom of an uppercase or lowercase S or C). A spur is smaller than a serif. A beak is similar to a spur but slightly larger, though still smaller than a serif.
An elongate multi-cellular socketed structure found on the legs of most Lepidoptera. The usually tibial spur formula for Lepidoptera is 0-2-4, meaning two spurs on the meso-tarsus and four spurs on the meta-tarsus. See also seta and spine.
Phrase used to describe a fiber-optic network connection to an end user which does not have resilience or diversity. This normally means that the fibre entering and leaving the customer's premises is placed in the same duct and follows the same route to and from the network. If the fibre in the Spur is broken then the end user no longer has access to the network.