jav*e*lin \ ˈjav-lən \ ˈja-və- \
15th century{ds||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 an athletic field event
  • an athletic field event in which a javelin is thrown for distance

the javelin

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