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Spurs are tools worn on the heel of a boot, used when riding horses.

Spurs can also refer to:

Science and technology

  • spur (zoology), bony, horn covered outgrowth from the joints of the fore- or hind feet of animals
  • Bone spurs, skeletal disorder forming small bony outgrowth along joint margins
  • A condition such as plantar fasciitis, in which "spurs" develop on certain parts of a bone
  • Spur gears, the most common type of gear


  • Tottenham Hotspur F.C., an association football team based in North London, England
  • The San Antonio Spurs, a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
  • The 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
  • The Witbank Spurs, an association football club from South Africa
  • SPURS National Honor Society, a collegiate sophomore honor-service society in the United States


  • Spurs (short story), a short story by Tod Robbins that served as the basis of the film Freaks

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