Spear

Definition of Spear

n.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.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks.
- Micah iv. 3.
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.
Spear foot
the off hind foot of a horse.
Spear grass
a - (Bot.) The common reed. See Reed, n., 1.
b - meadow grass. See under Meadow.
Spear hand
the hand in which a horseman holds a spear; the right hand.
Spear side
the male line of a family.
- Crabb.
Spear thistle
(Bot.) the common thistle (Cnicus lanceolatus).
- Lowell.
v. t.1.To pierce with a spear; to kill with a spear; as, to spear a fish.
[imp. & p. p. Speared ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spearing.]
v. i.1.To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See Spire.

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