spear·​man ˈspir-mən How to pronounce spearman (audio)
: a person armed with a spear

Examples of spearman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And while the lone spearman's attack may have been futile at the time, the tactic has been since been vindicated by history. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 14 Jan. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spearman was in the 14th century

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“Spearman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spearman. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


spear·​man ˈspi(ə)r-mən How to pronounce spearman (audio)
: a soldier armed with a spear

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