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spur
  • noun
    A device with a small spike or a spiked wheel that is worn on a rider's heel and used for urging a horse forward. (Jacobs said he used the spurs to control the horse and that any force he used was to control the horse and keep himself out of danger.)
    A thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive. (profit was both the spur and the reward of enterprise)
    A projection from a mountain or mountain range. (it's an easy walk up the spur that leads to the summit)

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