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spearhead

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noun spear·head \ˈspir-ˌhed\

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.

First Known Use of spearhead

14th century

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spearhead

verb spear·head

Definition of spearhead

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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.

First Known Use of spearhead

1937


SPEARHEAD Defined for English Language Learners

spearhead

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noun

Definition of spearhead for English Language Learners

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

spearhead

verb

Definition of spearhead for English Language Learners

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


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

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spearheading

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



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