Leister definition

lēstər
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A kind of fish spear, usually with three prongs.
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A three-pronged spear used in fishing.
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To spear (a fish) with a leister.
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To spear (fish) with a leister.
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A spear armed with three or more barbed prongs for catching fish.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
leister
Plural:
leisters

Origin of leister

  • Probably from Old Norse ljōstr from ljōsta to strike leu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition