leis·​ter ˈlē-stər How to pronounce leister (audio)
: a spear armed with three or more barbed prongs for catching fish

Word History


of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse ljōstr leister

First Known Use

circa 1534, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 Sep. 2023.

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