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spare

3 noun
     
Related topics: Motor Vehicles
spare3
1 [countable] an additional thing, for example a key, that you keep so that it is available:
If you forget the key, Mrs Jones over the road has a spare.
The batteries are dead. Have you got any spares?
2 [countable]TTC a spare tyre
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spares

[plural] British EnglishTTTE spare parts
motor/car/aircraft etc spares
a shortage of aircraft spares

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