Spur (disambiguation)

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

Spur or Spurs may also refer to:


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



  • 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


  • Spur (botany), an elongated appendage of certain sepals
  • Spur (stem), a short flower- and fruit-bearing stem on some fruit trees
  • Spur (zoology), an outgrowth of bone covered in a sheath of horn


Other uses[edit]

  • Interlocking spur, one of any number of ridges extending alternately from the opposite sides of the wall of a young, V-shaped valley
  • Spur (architecture), the ornament carved on the angles of the bases of early columns
  • Spur (horse), an American thoroughbred racehorse
  • Spur (lunar crater)
  • "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
  • The Spur, a collection of Arts and Crafts bungalows in Clifton, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • The Spurs, a Canadian country music group 1999–2000
  • Truncated spur

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