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javelin


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Javelin  \Jave"lin\,  v.  t. 
  To  pierce  with  a  javelin.  [R.]  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Javelin  \Jave"lin\,  n.  [F.  javeline;  akin  to  Sp  jabalina  It 
  giavelina  and  F.  javelot  OF  gavlot.  Cf  {Gavelock}.] 
  A  sort  of  light  spear,  to  be  thrown  or  cast  by  thew  hand; 
  anciently,  a  weapon  of  war  used  by  horsemen  and  foot 
  soldiers;  now  used  chiefly  in  hunting  the  wild  boar  and  other 
  fierce  game. 
 
  Flies  the  javelin  swifter  to  its  mark,  Launched  by  the 
  vigor  of  a  Roman  arm?  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  javelin 
  n  1:  an  athletic  competition  in  which  a  javelin  is  thrown  as  far 
  as  possible 
  2:  a  spear  thrown  as  a  weapon  or  in  competitive  field  events 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Javelin 
  (1.)  Heb.  hanith  a  lance,  from  its  flexibility  (1  Sam.  18:10, 
  11;  19:9,  10;  20:33). 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  romah,  a  lance  for  heavy-armed  troops,  so  called 
  from  its  piercing  (Num.  25:7).  (See  {ARMS}.) 
 




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