noun \spän-ˈtün\

Definition of SPONTOON

:  a short pike formerly borne by subordinate officers of infantry

Origin of SPONTOON

French sponton, from Italian spuntone, from punta sharp point, from Vulgar Latin *puncta — more at point
First Known Use: 1598


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