spontoon

noun
spon·​toon | \ spän-ˈtün How to pronounce spontoon (audio) \

Definition of spontoon

: a short pike formerly borne by subordinate officers of infantry

First Known Use of spontoon

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spontoon

French sponton, from Italian spuntone, from punta sharp point, from Vulgar Latin *puncta — more at point

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“Spontoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spontoon. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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