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Definition of javelin noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈdʒævələn//
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  1. 1[countable] a light spear (= a long stick with a pointed end) that is thrown in a sports event
  2. 2the javelin [singular] the event or sport of throwing a javelin as far as possible
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