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spear



Pronunciation: (spēr), [key]
n.
1. a long, stabbing weapon for thrusting or throwing, consisting of a wooden shaft to which a sharp-pointed head, as of iron or steel, is attached.
2. a soldier or other person armed with such a weapon; spearman: an army of 40,000 spears.
3. a similar weapon or stabbing implement, as one for use in fishing.
4. the act of spearing.

adj.
See spear side.

v.t.
to pierce with or as with a spear.

v.i.
to go or penetrate like a spear: The plane speared through the clouds.

spear



Pronunciation: (spēr), [key]
n.
a sprout or shoot of a plant, as a blade of grass or an acrospire of grain.

v.i.
to sprout; shoot; send up or rise in a spear or spears.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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