Pronunciation: ( jav'lin, jav'u-), [key]
1. a light spear, usually thrown by hand.
a. a spearlike shaft about 8½ ft. (2.7 m) long and usually made of wood, used in throwing for distance.
b. Also called jave'lin throw". a competitive field event in which the javelin is thrown for distance.
to strike or pierce with or as if with a javelin.
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