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spearnoun [C]

uk   /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
a ​thinpointedstem or ​leaf: asparagus spears

spearverb [T]

uk   /spɪər/  us   /spɪr/
to ​push or ​throw a spear into an ​animal: They ​catch the ​fish by spearing them.
to ​catch something on the end of a ​pointedtool or ​object: He speared a ​meatball with his ​fork.
(Definition of spear from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spearnoun [C]

 us   /spɪər/
a ​pole with a ​sharppoint at one end, used as a ​weapon that is either ​thrown or ​held in the ​hand

spearverb [T]

 us   /spɪər/
to ​push or ​throw a spear into an ​animal: They ​catch the ​fish by spearing them. fig. She speared the ​steak with her ​fork and ​lifted it off the ​grill.
(Definition of spear from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spear”
in Korean 창…
in Arabic رُمْح…
in Malaysian lembing…
in French lance…
in Russian копье…
in Chinese (Traditional) 矛, 槍, 鏢槍…
in Italian lancia…
in Turkish mızrak, zıpkın…
in Polish oszczep, dzida…
in Spanish lanza, jabalina…
in Vietnamese cái mác, cái thương…
in Portuguese lança…
in Thai หอก…
in German der Speer…
in Catalan llança…
in Japanese 槍(やり)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 矛, 枪, 梭镖…
in Indonesian tombak…
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