Spear - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |spɪr|  American pronunciation of the word spear
Brit.  |spɪə|  British pronunciation of the word spear

noun

- a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon (syn: lance, shaft)
- an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish (syn: fishgig, fizgig, gig, lance)

verb

- pierce with a spear
- thrust up like a spear

Examples

Spear a piece of fish with a fork and dip it in the batter.

The branch speared up into the air

...the apex of the spear...

His delicate hand seemed fitter for the distaff than the spear.

The spear whistled harmlessly over his head.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: spear
he/she/it: spears
present participle: spearing
past tense: speared
past participle: speared
noun
singular: spear
plural: spears
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