Definitions for javelinˈdʒæv lɪn, ˈdʒæv ə-
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an athletic competition in which a javelin is thrown as far as possible
a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
A light spear thrown with the hand and used as a weapon.
A metal-tipped spear thrown for distance in an athletic field event.
Origin: from javelline, diminutive of javelot, from *gablakko- (Old Irish gabul, Welsh gafl).
a sort of light spear, to be thrown or cast by thew hand; anciently, a weapon of war used by horsemen and foot soldiers; now used chiefly in hunting the wild boar and other fierce game
to pierce with a javelin
A javelin is a light spear designed primarily to be thrown, historically as a ranged weapon, but today predominantly for sport. The javelin is almost always thrown by hand, unlike the bow and arrow and slingshot, which shoot projectiles from a mechanism. However, hurling devices do exist to assist the javelin thrower in achieving greater distance. The word javeline comes from Middle English and it derives from Old French javelin, a diminutive of javelot which meant spear. The word javelot probably originated from one of the Celtic languages.
Translations for javelin
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- javelinaCatalan, Valencian
- نیزه, زوبینPersian
- նիզակ, աշտեArmenian
- 槍, やり, 投げ槍, ジャベリンJapanese
- verutum, pilumLatin
- џилит, копјеMacedonian
- дротик, копьёRussian
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