spear·​man | \ ˈspir-mən How to pronounce spearman (audio) \

Definition of spearman

: a person armed with a spear

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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, "That Time a CIA Spyplane Had to Dodge a Spear During the Cold War," 14 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of spearman

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Spearman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spearman. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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