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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events; An athletic competition in which a spear is thrown as far as possible.

Usage examples (34)
  • USATODAY. com - Torn ACL too much for American in javelin final
  • If a javelin is parried with a shield, and does not come through, the danger to the target is over.
  • Mike Hazle and Leigh Smith have made the Olympic team in javelin after finishing second and fifth at the U.S.
  • Oh, and the word javelin comes from Middle English and it derives from Old French javeline a diminutive of javelot which meant spear. for more
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