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javelin

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English

Etymology

Middle English, from Old French javeline, diminutive of javelot, from Celtic *gablakko- (Old Irish gabul, Welsh gafl).

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Noun

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Singular
javelin

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  1. A light spear thrown with the hand and used as a weapon
  2. A metal-tipped spear thrown for distance in an athletic field event

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