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spearhead

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noun spear·head \-ˌhed\

Simple Definition of spearhead

  • : a person, thing, or group that organizes or leads something (such as a movement or attack)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spearhead

  1. 1 :  the sharp-pointed head of a spear

  2. 2 :  a leading element, force, or influence in an undertaking or development

Examples of spearhead in a sentence

  1. Her book was the spearhead of the clean water movement.



14th Century

First Known Use of spearhead

14th century

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spearhead

transitive verb spear·head

Simple Definition of spearhead

  • : to be the leader of (something, such as a political movement)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spearhead

  1. :  to serve as leader or leading element of

Examples of spearhead in a sentence

  1. She spearheaded the campaign for better schools.

  2. The movement was spearheaded by the teachers' union.



1937

First Known Use of spearhead

1937


SPEARHEAD Defined for Kids

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spearhead

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noun spear·head \ˈspir-ˌhed\

Definition of spearhead for Students

  1. 1 :  the head or point of a spear

  2. 2 :  the person, thing, or group that is the leading force (as in a development or an attack)




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spearhead

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verb spear·head

Definition of spearhead for Students

spearheaded

spearheading

  1. :  to serve as leader of <She spearheaded a campaign for change.>





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