Associations to the word «Spear»


SPEAR, noun. A long stick with a sharp tip used as a weapon for throwing or thrusting, or anything used to make a thrusting motion.
SPEAR, noun. (now chiefly historical) A soldier armed with such a weapon; a spearman.
SPEAR, noun. A sharp tool used by fishermen to retrieve fish.
SPEAR, noun. (ice hockey) an illegal maneuver using the end of a hockey stick to strike into another hockey player.
SPEAR, noun. (wrestling) a running tackle on an opponent performed in professional wrestling.
SPEAR, noun. A spearman.
SPEAR, noun. A shoot, as of grass; a spire.
SPEAR, noun. The feather of a horse.
SPEAR, noun. The rod to which the bucket, or plunger, of a pump is attached; a pump rod.
SPEAR, noun. A long, thin strip from a vegetable.
SPEAR, verb. To penetrate or strike with, or as if with, any long narrow object. To make a thrusting motion that catches an object on the tip of a long device.
SPEAR, verb. (intransitive) To shoot into a long stem, as some plants do.
SPEAR, proper noun. An English surname​.
SPEAR BISCUITS, noun. (slang) To search garbage for food.
SPEAR CARRIER, noun. A person in a play or movie with a minimal part; an extra.
SPEAR CARRIER, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) One who serves in a subordinate or menial role.
SPEAR CARRIER, noun. (idiomatic) One who plays a leading or substantial role as a supporter, proponent, etc. representing a group, cause, or point of view.
SPEAR CHUCKER, noun. Alternative form of spearchucker
SPEAR CLOSET, noun. (architecture) (slang) A small irregular space left by the building of other rooms in a structure.
SPEAR CLOSETS, noun. Plural of spear closet
SPEAR FOOT, noun. The off hind foot of a horse.
SPEAR GRASS, noun. (botany) Alternative form of speargrass
SPEAR GRASSES, noun. Plural of spear grass
SPEAR GUN, noun. (fishing) a form of mechanical gun that fires a spear as a projectile; generally used under water when spearfishing.
SPEAR GUNS, noun. Plural of spear gun
SPEAR PENNY, noun. (historical) (legal) A fine under medieval Welsh law levied on related male landowners when the immediate kin of a murderer proved incapable of paying galanas
SPEAR PHISHING, noun. Alternative form of spearphishing
SPEAR TACKLE, noun. (rugby) A offensive tackle in which the tackled player is lifted up and driven into the ground head-first. This is very dangerous which can result in serious injury to the neck and spine and often a red or yellow card.
SPEAR TACKLES, noun. Plural of spear tackle
SPEAR THISTLE, noun. A biennial herb, Cirsium vulgare.
SPEAR THISTLES, noun. Plural of spear thistle

Dictionary definition

SPEAR, noun. A long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon.
SPEAR, noun. An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish.
SPEAR, verb. Pierce with a spear; "spear fish".
SPEAR, verb. Thrust up like a spear; "The branch speared up into the air".

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