Spur (disambiguation)

A spur is a metal instrument fastened to the heel of a horse rider.

Spur or Spurs may also refer to:

Medicine [ edit ]

  • Bone spurs, a skeletal disorder forming small bony outgrowth along joint margins
    • Heel spur, a thin spike of calcification in the human foot

Organizations [ edit ]

Routes [ edit ]

  • Spur line, a short railway (railroad) branching from a main line
  • Spur route, a short road branching from longer, more important route
  • Spur trail, a shorter trail which branches from a longer route

Science [ edit ]

Sports [ edit ]

  • Witbank Spurs, an association football club from South Africa
  • Tottenham Hotspur F.C., an association football team based in North London, England
  • San Antonio Spurs, a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas, US
  • Chancellor's Spurs, a traveling trophy awarded to the winner of the college football game between Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin

Other uses [ edit ]

  • Spur (architecture), the ornament carved on the angles of the bases of early columns
  • Spur (horse), an American thoroughbred racehorse
  • "Spurs" (short story), a short story by Tod Robbins that served as the basis of the film Freaks
  • Spur (topography), a mountain ridge projecting laterally from a main mountain or mountain range
  • Spur (typography), a small continuation of part of a printed letter, especially an uppercase G
  • Spur (vine), one-year-old wood of a grapevine that is pruned back to leave just one or two buds to be used for next year's crop of grapes
  • Spur, Texas, United States
  • Spur Award, an annual literary prize awarded by the Western Writers of America
  • Spur gear, a type of gear
  • SPURS National Honor Society, a collegiate sophomore honor-service society in the United States
  • Spurious tone or spur, a tone in an electronic circuit which interferes with a signal

See also [ edit ]

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