What does the word spear mean?

Usage examples for spear

  1. The young man next sends his sister with a spear, or some other trifling article, which she leaves at the door of the girl's home. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  2. The spear missed; but the second boat dashed up. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  3. But for that the spear would have pierced your back. – The Golden Canyon Contents: The Golden Canyon; The Stone Chest by G. A. Henty