(?), n. 1. The act of sparing; moderation; restraint. [Obs.]
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Killing for sacrifice, without any spare.
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2. Parsimony; frugal use. [Obs.] Bacon.
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Poured out their plenty without spite or spare.
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3. An opening in a petticoat or gown; a placket. [Obs.]
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4. That which has not been used or expended.
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5. (Tenpins) The right of bowling again at a full set of pins, after having knocked all the pins down in less than three bowls. If all the pins are knocked down in one bowl it is a double spare; in two bowls, a single spare. For the meaning in modern bowling, see sense 6.
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6. (Bowling) The act of knocking down all ten pins in two bowls, which entitles the bowler to add the number of pins knocked down in the next bowl to the score for the frame in which the spare occurred.


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