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Javelin vs. Spear

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The main difference between Javelin and Spear is that the Javelin is a light spear, designed to be thrown and Spear is a pole weapon consisting of a shaft, usually of wood, with a pointed head.

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  • Javelin (noun)

    A light spear thrown with the hand and used as a weapon.

  • Javelin (noun)

    A metal-tipped spear thrown for distance in an athletic field event.

  • Javelin (verb)

    To pierce with a javelin.

  • Spear (noun)

    A long stick with a sharp tip used as a weapon for throwing or thrusting, or anything used to make a thrusting motion.

  • Spear (noun)

    A soldier armed with such a weapon; a spearman.

  • Spear (noun)

    A lance with barbed prongs, used by fishermen to retrieve fish.

  • Spear (noun)

    An illegal maneuver using the end of a hockey stick to strike into another hockey player.

  • Spear (noun)

    In professional wrestling, a running tackle in which the wrestler's shoulder is driven into the opponent's midsection.

  • Spear (noun)

    A shoot, as of grass; a spire.

  • Spear (noun)

    The feather of a horse.

  • Spear (noun)

    The rod to which the bucket, or plunger, of a pump is attached; a pump rod.

  • Spear (noun)

    A long, thin strip from a vegetable.

    "asparagus and broccoli spears"

  • Spear (verb)

    To penetrate or strike with, or as if with, any long narrow object. To make a thrusting motion that catches an object on the tip of a long device.

  • Spear (verb)

    To shoot into a long stem, as some plants do.

  • Spear (adjective)

    Male

    "a spear counterpart"

  • Spear (adjective)

    Pertaining to male family members

    "the spear side of the family"

Wiktionary
  • Javelin (noun)

    a light spear thrown in a competitive sport or as a weapon.

  • Javelin (noun)

    the athletic sport of throwing a javelin

    "his nearest rival in the javelin"

  • Spear (noun)

    a weapon with a pointed tip, typically of steel, and a long shaft, used for thrusting or throwing.

  • Spear (noun)

    an instrument with a long shaft and a barbed tip used for catching fish.

  • Spear (noun)

    a spearman.

  • Spear (noun)

    a plant shoot, especially a pointed stem of asparagus or broccoli

    "smoked salmon wrapped around asparagus spears"

  • Spear (verb)

    pierce or strike with a spear or other pointed object

    "she speared her last chip with her fork"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Javelin (noun)

    A sort of light spear, to be thrown or cast by the hand; anciently, a weapon of war used by horsemen and foot soldiers; now used chiefly in hunting the wild boar and other fierce game.

  • Javelin (noun)

    A wooden shaft resembling a spear, thrown by contestants in a contest called the javelin throw; the one throwing the javelin furthest wins the contest. The javelin throw is one of the field events of the modern Olympic Games.

  • Javelin

    To pierce with a javelin.

  • Spear (noun)

    A long, pointed weapon, used in war and hunting, by thrusting or throwing; a weapon with a long shaft and a sharp head or blade; a lance.

  • Spear (noun)

    Fig.: A spearman.

  • Spear (noun)

    A sharp-pointed instrument with barbs, used for stabbing fish and other animals.

  • Spear (noun)

    A shoot, as of grass; a spire.

  • Spear (noun)

    The feather of a horse. See Feather, n., 4.

  • Spear (noun)

    The rod to which the bucket, or plunger, of a pump is attached; a pump rod.

  • Spear

    To pierce with a spear; to kill with a spear; as, to spear a fish.

  • Spear (verb)

    To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See Spire.

Webster Dictionary
  • Javelin (noun)

    an athletic competition in which a javelin is thrown as far as possible

  • Javelin (noun)

    a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events

  • Spear (noun)

    a long pointed rod used as a weapon

  • Spear (noun)

    an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish

  • Spear (verb)

    pierce with a spear;

    "spear fish"

  • Spear (verb)

    thrust up like a spear;

    "The branch speared up into the air"

Princeton's WordNet

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