the javelin

noun

Definition of the javelin

: a sporting event in which people compete by trying to throw a long spear (called a javelin) farther than everyone else
  • winner of the javelin

Word by Word Definitions

javelin play
  1. : a light spear thrown as a weapon of war or in hunting

  2. : a slender usually metal shaft at least 260 centimeters long that is thrown for distance in an athetic field event

  3. : an athletic field event in which a javelin is thrown for distance


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