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  1. spear
    IPA[spir]
  2. noun

    • 1. a weapon with a long shaft and a pointed tip, typically of metal, used for thrusting or throwing.

    • 2. an instrument with a long shaft and barbed tip used for catching fish.

    • 3. a spearman.

    • 4. a plant shoot, especially a pointed stem of asparagus or broccoli.

    verb

    • 1. pierce or strike with a spear or other pointed object:

      she speared her last French fry with her fork
    • 2. quickly extend the arm to catch (a fast-moving ball or other object):

      he hit a line drive that Bogar speared backhanded
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: spear, plural noun: spears

    • v.: verb: spear, 3rd person present: spears, gerund or present participle: spearing, past tense: speared, past participle: speared

    • noun

      a weapon with a pointed tip, typically of steel, and a long shaft, used for thrusting or throwing.

      an instrument with a long shaft and a barbed tip used for catching fish.

    • verb

      pierce or strike with a spear or other pointed object:
    • noun

      an actor with a walk-on part.

      an unimportant participant in something:

    • noun

      any of a number of grasses with hard pointed seed heads, some of which are sharp enough to harm livestock.
    • noun

      the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information:
    • noun

      an actor with a walk-on part.

      an unimportant participant in something:

    • noun

      the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information:
    • noun

      an Aboriginal stick used to throw a spear with additional force:
    • noun

      an Aboriginal weapon with a wooden shaft and a rounded head made of used metal:
    • the male side or members of a family
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