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English definition of “spear”


noun [C]     /spɪər/ US  /spɪr/
a weapon consisting of a pole with a sharp , usually metal , point at one end, that is either thrown or held in the hand Hand weaponsHandguns and rifles a thin pointed stem or leaf : asparagus spearsParts of plants
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