Associations to the word «Javelin»

Wiktionary

JAVELIN, noun. A light spear thrown with the hand and used as a weapon.
JAVELIN, noun. A metal-tipped spear thrown for distance in an athletic field event.
JAVELIN, verb. (transitive) To pierce with a javelin.
JAVELIN THROW, noun. (athletics) An athletic throwing event where the object to be thrown is the javelin, a spear-like object made of metal, fiberglass and, in some cases, carbon fiber.
JAVELIN THROWER, noun. (athletics) An athlete who competes in the javelin throw.
JAVELIN THROWERS, noun. Plural of javelin thrower

Dictionary definition

JAVELIN, noun. An athletic competition in which a javelin is thrown as far as possible.
JAVELIN, noun. A spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events.

Wise words

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