the javelin

Definition of the javelin

  1. :  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

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

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

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