Words Like JAVELIN

We have put together a list of words that are similar to JAVELIN.

1 Alternative Words Similar to javelin

1 Shaft Noun      Synonym Words Like Shaft

10 definitions of javelin

1 A sort of light spear, to be thrown or cast by the hand; anciently, a weapon of war used by horsemen and foot soldiers; now used chiefly in hunting the wild boar and other fierce game.
2 A wooden shaft resembling a spear, thrown by contestants in a contest called the javelin throw; the one throwing the javelin furthest wins the contest. The javelin throw is one of the field events of the modern Olympic Games.
3 To pierce with a javelin.
4 an athletic competition in which a javelin is thrown as far as possible
5 a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
6 A light spear thrown with the hand and used as a weapon.
7 Sports A metal or metal-tipped spear thrown for distance in track and field competitions. The men's javelin is about 2.6 meters (8 1/2 feet) in length; the women's is about 2.2 meters (7 1/4 feet) in length.
8 Sports The athletic field event in which a javelin is thrown.
9 A spear intended to be thrown by the hand, with or without the aid of a thong or a. throwing-stick.
10 In heraldry, a bearing representing a short-handled weapon with a barbed head, and so distinguished from a half-spear, which has a lance-head without barbs.
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