Part of speech: noun

A short, light spear, for throwing.

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Usage examples "javelin":

  1. So the king struck him with a javelin, as likewise did those that were about him. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
  2. But you'll have to take me out on the Javelin, sometime, and let me shoot a monster. - "Four-Day Planet", Henry Beam Piper.
  3. His frightened glance in that direction gave him a glimpse of a dusky figure in the act of hurling his javelin. - "The Land of Mystery", Edward S. Ellis.