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Definition of Spear


  1. 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.
  2. Fig.: A spearman.
  3. A sharp-pointed instrument with barbs, used for stabbing fish and other animals.
  4. A shoot, as of grass; a spire.
  5. The feather of a horse. See Feather, n., 4.
  6. The rod to which the bucket, or plunger, of a pump is attached; a pump rod.
  7. To pierce with a spear; to kill with a spear; as, to spear a fish.
  8. To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See Spire.

Spear Quotations

Most of the computer compromises that we hear about use a technique called spear phishing, which allows an attacker access to a key person's workstation. It's extremely difficult to defend against.
Kevin Mitnick

I took a lot of heat from Republicans when I stepped out of John McCain's campaign after the 2008 primaries. I still supported McCain, and voted for him, but I just didn't want to be the tip of the spear attacking Obama.
Mark McKinnon

In the first gospel, Mark, the risen Christ appears physically to no one, but by the time we come to the last gospel, John, Thomas is invited to feel the nail prints in Christ's hands and feet and the spear wound in his side.
John Shelby Spong

A well-aimed spear is worth three.
Tad Williams

If I could be good at any sport, it'd be javelin. I know a few people I would love to throw a spear at.
Cheryl Cole
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Spear Translations

spear in French is javelot
spear in Italian is lancia
spear in Latin is telum, spiculum
spear in Spanish is lanza
spear in Swedish is spjut

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