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spare partnoun [C usually plural]

 us   /ˈspeər ˈpɑrt/
an ​extrapiece that can be used to ​replace a ​piece that ​breaks, esp. in a ​machine
(Definition of spare part from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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spare partnoun [C, usually plural]

uk   us  
a ​part that can be used to ​replace another similar ​part in a ​car or other ​machine or ​piece of ​equipment: The ​companyproduces spare ​parts for 90,000 ​engines.
(Definition of spare part from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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