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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 (mountain), 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:
- SPUR (magazine), a student magazine in Adelaide, Australia
- SPUR, the acronym for the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association
- Gruppe SPUR, a German artistic collaboration, and their journal of the same name
- Spur Steak Ranches, a chain of steakhouses in South Africa
- Spur Award, an annual literary prize awarded by the Western Writers of America
- Spur gas stations in North America operated by Murphy Oil
- Spur, a small continuation of part of a printed letter, especially an uppercase G
- Spur (architecture), the ornament carved on the angles of the bases of early columns
- Spur, another name for a spurious tone in electronics
- Spur, alternative name for Trace (linear algebra)
- Spur gear, the simplest and probably most common type of gear
- Spur, Texas, a United States city
- Spur (horse), an American thoroughbred racehorse
- All pages beginning with "spur"
- All pages with titles containing "spur"
- Spurs (disambiguation)
- Spurr (disambiguation)
- Spurt (disambiguation)
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