Definition of javelin noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    javelin

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈdʒævlən//
     
    , 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. 2 the javelin [singular] the event or sport of throwing a javelin as far as possible
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