What is another word for javelin?

Pronunciation: [d͡ʒˈavɪlˌɪn] (IPA)

The word "javelin" has several synonyms that can be used interchangeably depending on the context or situation. Some of the synonyms for "javelin" include spear, lance, pike, and shaft. These synonyms all share similar characteristics and are long, pointed objects used for throwing or thrusting. Other synonyms for javelin include dart, missile, and projectile, which emphasize the object's function as a weapon. However, the word "javelin" also has a more specific context in track and field athletics, where it refers to a lightweight spear thrown in a competition. Other terms used in this context include the throw and the toss.

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Usage examples for Javelin

In order to make a rebellion impossible, the Israelites were deprived of their arms; indeed, the Philistines were not content that they should give up the arms in their possession, they even removed the smiths from the land, that no one might provide a sword or javelin for the Hebrews.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)"
Max Duncker
He was related to his mother, and had been his companion in his childish days, teaching him woodcraft, and to throw the javelin and use the sword.
"Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion"
G. A. Henty
When not engaged in hunting he practised incessantly hurling the javelin and other warlike exercises, while of an evening he frequently related stories of Roman history to any chiefs or other guests of his mother, on which occasions the humbler followers would gather thickly in the background, evincing an interest even greater than that which they felt in the songs and legends of the bards.
"Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion"
G. A. Henty

Famous quotes with Javelin

  • Presently our fire being exhausted, and the enemy pressing on with spear and javelin, the position became untenable; the tent was nearly battered down by clubs, and had we been entangled in its folds, we should have been killed without the power of resistance.
    Richard Francis Burton

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