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ˈspɪər mənspear·man

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  1. spearmannoun

    A soldier who fights with a spear

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Spearmannoun

    One who uses a lance in fight.

    Etymology: spear and man.

    The spearman’s arm by thee, great God, directed,
    Sends forth a certain wound. Matthew Prior.


  1. Spearman

    A spear is a pole weapon consisting of a shaft, usually of wood, with a pointed head. The head may be simply the sharpened end of the shaft itself, as is the case with fire hardened spears, or it may be made of a more durable material fastened to the shaft, such as bone, flint, obsidian, iron, steel, or bronze. The most common design for hunting or combat spears since ancient times has incorporated a metal spearhead shaped like a triangle, lozenge, or leaf. The heads of fishing spears usually feature barbs or serrated edges. The word spear comes from the Old English spere, from the Proto-Germanic speri, from a Proto-Indo-European root *sper- "spear, pole". Spears can be divided into two broad categories: those designed for thrusting as a melee weapon and those designed for throwing as a ranged weapon (usually referred to as javelins or darts). The spear has been used throughout human history both as a hunting and fishing tool and as a weapon. Along with the club, knife, and axe, it is one of the earliest and most important tools developed by early humans. As a weapon, it may be wielded with either one or two hands. It was used in virtually every conflict up until the modern era, where even then it continues on in the form of the fixed bayonet on a long gun, and is probably the most commonly used weapon in history.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spearmannoun

    one who is armed with a spear


  1. Spearman

    Spearman is a city in Hansford County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,368. It is the county seat of Hansford County, and is known for its collection of windmills from the J.B. Buchanan windmill collection.

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  1. spearman

    One who is armed with a spear.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spearman is ranked #4330 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Spearman surname appeared 8,199 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Spearman.

    52.2% or 4,286 total occurrences were Black.
    42.3% or 3,468 total occurrences were White.
    2.8% or 234 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 147 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.4% or 34 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 30 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spearman in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spearman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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