leister

noun
leis·​ter | \ ˈlē-stər How to pronounce leister (audio) \

Definition of leister

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

First Known Use of leister

circa 1534, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leister

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse ljōstr leister

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The first known use of leister was circa 1534

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“Leister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leister. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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