a kind of fish spear, usually with three prongs
Origin of leister; from Scand, as in Old Norse ljoster ; from ljosta, to strike ; from Indo-European base an unverified form leu-, to cut off from source Classical Greek lyein, to loosen, dissolve
to spear (fish) with a leister
A three-pronged spear used in fishing.
transitive verbleis·tered, leis·ter·ing, leis·ters
To spear (a fish) with a leister.
Origin of leisterProbably from Old Norse lj&omacron;str, from lj&omacron;sta, to strike; see leu- in Indo-European roots.