A spur is a lateral ridge or tongue of land descending from a hill, mountain or main crest of a ridge. It can also be defined as another hill or mountain range which projects in a lateral direction from a main hill or mountain range.
Examples of spurs include:
- Abbott Spur, which separates the lower ends of Rutgers Glacier and Allison Glacier on the west side of the Royal Society Range in Victoria Land, Antarctica
- Boott Spur, a subpeak of Mount Washington
- Kaweah Peaks Ridge, a spur of the Great Western Divide, a sub-range of California's Sierra Nevada
- Kelley Spur, four kilometres (two nautical miles) east of Spear Spur on the south side of Dufek Massif in the Pensacola Mountains, Antarctica
- Geneva Spur on Mount Everest
- Sperrin Mountains in Northern Ireland
- Valley, Ridge, Gully Terrain Features and Contour Lines Archived 2019-10-30 at the Wayback Machine at geokov.com. Accessed on 28 Feb 2013.
- Valleys, Ridges and Spurs at www.askaboutireland.ie. Accessed on 28 Feb 2013.
- "Spur". Your Dictionary. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
- Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. Sierra Club Books. p. 269. ISBN 0-87156-147-6.
- Golden Light in the Sperrins, Spurs and Geography at panoramicireland.com. Accessed on 31 Jan 2020.