Spur (disambiguation)

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

Spur may also refer to:

  • Features of plants, animals, and humans, including:
    • Heel spur, a thin spike of calcification in the human foot
    • Spur (zoology), a sharp horny growth on front or hindleg of some birds and mammals; notable examples include wing spurs in some plovers, the feet of pheasants and the poisonous spur on the hind legs of male platypuses
    • Spur (zoology) the vestigial leg seen on some snakes, such as those in the genus boa.
    • Spur (botany), an elongated appendage of certain sepals
    • 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
  • Geographical and cartographical features, including:
    • Spur (topography), a mountain ridge projecting laterally from a main mountain or mountain range
    • 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, parent route, often providing trail users access to nearby resources or desirable destinations
  • Several organizations, including:

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