Also, speir, spier.

before 900; Middle English speren, spiren, Old English spyrian to make tracks, trace, ask about; cognate with German spüren, Old Norse spyrja to ask; akin to spoor

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[speer; German shpeyr]
Albert [al-bert; German ahl-bert] , 1905–81, German Nazi leader: appointed by Hitler as official Nazi architect.
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speir or speer (spiːr)
(Scot) to ask; inquire
[Old English spyrian to seek after, search for]
speer or speer
[Old English spyrian to seek after, search for]

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Example sentences for Speer
Speer surrounded the site with one hundred and thirty antiaircraft searchlights.
According to speer, allied bombing was not the biggest problem for german
Speer talked for over forty minutes reeling off production statistics.
Later, speer took to the prison garden for enjoyment and work.
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