Definition of javelin
- won the gold medal in the javelin
- … Serene Ross, who set her second American record in three weeks in the javelin throw in winning at 197 feet.
- —Frank Litsky
from atop his horse the warrior hurled a javelin that pierced the chest of his hapless foe
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: a long spear that people throw as far as they can as a sport
the javelin : an event in which people compete by trying to throw a javelin farther than everyone else
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