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leister

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noun leis·ter \ˈlēs-tər\

Definition of leister

  1. :  a spear armed with three or more barbed prongs for catching fish



Origin of leister

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse ljōstr leister


First Known Use: circa 1534

Rhymes with leister


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