Meaning of “spear” in the English Dictionary

"spear" in British English

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spearnoun [ C ]

uk /spɪər/ us /spɪr/

spearverb [ T ]

uk /spɪər/ us /spɪr/

(Definition of “spear” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spear" in American English

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spearnoun [ C ]

us /spɪər/

a pole with a sharp point 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)