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Sense: 1
Origin: Old English spere
Sense: 2
Date: 1400-1500
Origin: spire

spear

1 noun
     
Related topics: Weapons
spear1 [countable]
1PMW a pole with a sharp pointed blade at one end, used as a weapon in the past
2 a thin pointed stem of a plant:
asparagus spears

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