from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument used in spearing salmon.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a three-pronged or four-pronged fish-spear, the prongs being usually barbed.
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A salmon-spear, made wholly of wood, lay on the shore, such as they might have used before white men came.
"The trail is washed away by the water!" said one from below, who stood so near the artificial cover of the fugitives, that he might have been struck by the salmon-spear that lay in the bottom of Jasper's canoe.
He is all for fowling-piece and salmon-spear, now that pike and musket are out of the question. '
He is all for fowling-piece and salmon-spear, now that pike and musket are out of the question.’
(The salmon-spear is a long ash shaft, with two wooden prongs and a metal barb between them.