from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A light spear thrown with the hand and used as a weapon.
- noun A metal or metal-tipped spear thrown for distance in track and field competitions. The men's javelin is about 2.6 meters (8 1/2 feet) in length; the women's is about 2.2 meters (7 1/4 feet) in length.
- noun The athletic field event in which a javelin is thrown.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To strike or wound with or as with a javelin.
- noun A spear intended to be thrown by the hand, with or without the aid of a thong or a. throwing-stick.
- noun In heraldry, a bearing representing a short-handled weapon with a barbed head, and so distinguished from a half-spear, which has a lance-head without barbs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A sort of light spear, to be thrown or cast by the hand; anciently, a weapon of war used by horsemen and foot soldiers; now used chiefly in hunting the wild boar and other fierce game.
- noun (Sport) A wooden shaft resembling a spear, thrown by contestants in a contest called the javelin throw; the one throwing the javelin furthest wins the contest. The
javelin throwis one of the field events of the modern Olympic Games.
- transitive verb rare To pierce with a javelin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A light
spearthrown with the handand used as a weapon.
- noun A
metal- tipped spearthrown for distancein an athletic field event.
- verb transitive To
piercewith a javelin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an athletic competition in which a javelin is thrown as far as possible
- noun a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Similarly, if a javelin is seen in flight, it can easily be side-stepped by anyone with enough room to do so, and it will hit the ground and stop.
Mike Hazle and Leigh Smith have made the Olympic team in javelin after finishing second and fifth at the U.S.
If a javelin is parried with a shield, and does not come through, the danger to the target is over.
Oh, and the word javelin comes from Middle English and it derives from Old French javeline a diminutive of javelot which meant spear.
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It was one and done for Breaux Greer of the U.S. in javelin qualifying.
It is then that Redg, Ailill's satirist, went to him on an errand to seek the javelin, that is, Cuchulainn's spear.
Instant killing of a lion with a javelin is a miracle, even more miraculous is instant killing of a lion with one arrow.
They may also have occasionally made use of the javelin, which is sometimes seen among the arrows of a quiver.
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She used to call the javelin happy which he touched, and the reins happy which he was pressing with his hand.