Variant of javelin
- a light spear for throwing
- in full javelin throw
- a pointed wooden or metal shaft, about 8 ft long, thrown for distance as a test of strength and skill
- the throwing of the javelin as a field event in track and field meets
Origin: MFr javeline, feminine diminutive from javelot, a spear, probably from Gaulish an unverified form gabalaccos from Indo-European base an unverified form ghabh(o)lo-, forked branch, fork from source Old English gafol, German gabel
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