Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The sharpened head of a spear.
  • noun The leading forces in a military thrust.
  • noun The driving force in a given action, endeavor, or movement.
  • transitive verb To be the leader of (a movement, for example).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The head of a spear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The pointed head, or end, of a spear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The pointed head, or end, of a spear.
  • noun One who leads or initiates an activity (such as an attack or a campaign).
  • noun The leading military unit in an attack.
  • noun sports A player who initiates attacking moves
  • verb transitive To drive or campaign ardently for, as an effort, project, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)
  • noun the head and sharpened point of a spear
  • verb be the leader of
  • noun the leading military unit in an attack

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

spear + head

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