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Javelin vs. Spear

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Javelinnoun

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

Spearnoun

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

Javelinnoun

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

Spearnoun

A soldier armed with such a weapon; a spearman.

Javelinverb

(transitive) To pierce with a javelin.

Spearnoun

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

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Javelinnoun

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.

‘Flies the javelin swifter to its mark,Launched by the vigor of a Roman arm?’;

Spearnoun

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

Javelinnoun

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.

Spearnoun

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

Javelinverb

To pierce with a javelin.

Spearnoun

A shoot, as of grass; a spire.

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Javelinnoun

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

Spearnoun

The feather of a horse.

Javelinnoun

a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events

Spearnoun

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

Javelinnoun

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

Spearnoun

A long, thin strip from a vegetable.

‘asparagus and broccoli spears’;

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Javelinnoun

the athletic sport of throwing a javelin

‘his nearest rival in the javelin’;

Spearverb

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.

Javelin

A javelin is a light spear designed primarily to be thrown, historically as a ranged weapon, but today predominantly for sport. The javelin is almost always thrown by hand, unlike the sling, bow, and crossbow, which launch projectiles with the aid of a hand-held mechanism.

Spearverb

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

Spearadjective

Male

‘a spear counterpart’;

Spearadjective

Pertaining to male family members

‘the spear side of the family’;

Spearnoun

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.

‘They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks.’;

Spearnoun

Fig.: A spearman.

Spearnoun

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

Spearnoun

A shoot, as of grass; a spire.

Spearnoun

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

Spearnoun

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

Spearverb

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

Spearverb

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

Spearnoun

a long pointed rod used as a weapon

Spearnoun

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

Spearverb

pierce with a spear;

‘spear fish’;

Spearverb

thrust up like a spear;

‘The branch speared up into the air’;

Spearnoun

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

Spearnoun

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

Spearnoun

a spearman.

Spearnoun

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

‘smoked salmon wrapped around asparagus spears’;

Spearverb

pierce or strike with a spear or other pointed object

‘she speared her last chip with her fork’;

Spear

A spear is a pole weapon consisting of a shaft, usually of wood, with a pointed head. The head may be simply the sharpened end of the shaft itself, as is the case with fire hardened spears, or it may be made of a more durable material fastened to the shaft, such as bone, flint, obsidian, iron, steel, or bronze (or other type of stone or metal).

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