Definition of spear noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//spɪə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//spɪr//
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  1. 1a weapon with a long wooden handle and a sharp metal point used for fighting, hunting and fishing in the past
  2. 2the long pointed stem of some plants
  3. Word OriginOld English spere, of Germanic origin; compare with Dutch speer and German Speer.Extra examples She had a fish impaled on the point of her spear. The tribesmen were armed with spears and shields. a 5 000-year-old stone spear point
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