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Spanish rice a dish, sometimes baked, that is made of boiled rice mixed with chopped tomatoes, onions, and peppers.
spank1 to strike (someone, usu. a child) with the open hand or a paddle, esp. on the buttocks, for punishment. [2 definitions]
spank2 to move briskly, quickly, or vigorously.
spanker a person who spanks. [2 definitions]
spanking an instance of punishing a child by slapping or paddling the buttocks. [4 definitions]
Spar a female member of the U.S. Coast Guard (acronym for "semper paratus", the Guard's motto).
spar1 a strong pole, esp. one that supports sails on a ship, such as the mast, boom, gaff, or yard. [3 definitions]
spar2 to make boxing movements without hitting hard, as for practice or in fun. [5 definitions]
spar3 any of a number of shiny or somewhat lustrous crystalline minerals (often used in combination).
spare to handle gently or leniently. [14 definitions]
spareable combined form of spare.
spareribs a cut of pork that contains ribs and only a little meat.
sparid any of various fishes of a tropical and subtropical family that includes the porgies.
sparing careful or restrained, as in the use of money or goods; frugal; thrifty (often fol. by in or of). [3 definitions]
spark a fiery or brightly glowing particle thrown off by burning wood. [8 definitions]
spark chamber any of several devices using a great number of parallel, oppositely charged metal plates in an inert gas to detect subatomic particles, rays, or the like, which make trails of sparks between the plates.
spark gap a space between two electrodes in which an electrical discharge, or spark discharge, may occur.
sparkle to throw off or reflect little flashes or gleams of light; glitter. [9 definitions]
sparkler a person or thing that sparkles. [3 definitions]
spark plug a device threaded into the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine that produces sparks that ignite fuel. [2 definitions]
sparring partner a person who acts as a boxer's opponent in practice rounds.