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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.
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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