Javelin

Definition of Javelin

Jave´lin
n.1.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?
- Addison.
2.(Sport) 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.
v. t.1.To pierce with a javelin.

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