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jave·lin

 (jăv′lĭn, jăv′ə-)
n.
1. A light spear thrown with the hand and used as a weapon.
2. Sports
a. A metal or metal-tipped spear thrown for distance in track and field competitions. The men's javelin is about 2.6 meters (8 1/2 feet) in length; the women's is about 2.2 meters (7 1/4 feet) in length.
b. The athletic field event in which a javelin is thrown.

[Middle English, from Old French javeline, diminutive of javelot, of Celtic origin.]
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javelin

(ˈdʒævlɪn)
n
1. (Athletics (Track & Field)) a long pointed spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
2. (Athletics (Track & Field)) the javelin the event or sport of throwing the javelin
[C16: from Old French javeline, variant of javelot, of Celtic origin]
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jave•lin

(ˈdʒæv lɪn, ˈdʒæv ə-)

n.
1. a light spear, usu. thrown by hand.
2. a spearlike shaft about 8½ ft. (2.7 m) long and usu. made of wood, used in throwing for distance as a field event.
[1505–15; < Middle French javeline, alter. of javelot, Anglo-French gavelot, gaveloc, probably < Old English gafeluc, *gafeloc « British Celtic *gablākos a spear with a forklike head]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.javelin - an athletic competition in which a javelin is thrown as far as possiblejavelin - an athletic competition in which a javelin is thrown as far as possible
field event - a competition that takes place on a field rather than on a running track
2.javelin - a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
lance, spear, shaft - a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
sports equipment - equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
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Translations
رُمْحٌرُمْح قَصير
oštěp
spyd
keihäs
koplje
spjót
投げ槍
pilumverutum
ietis
šķēps
kopje
spjutkastning
กีฬาพุ่งหลาว
cái lao

javelin

[ˈdʒævlɪn]
A. N
1. (= object) → jabalina f
to throw the javelinlanzar la jabalina
2. (= event) she won a gold medal in the javelinganó la medalla de oro en lanzamiento de jabalina
B. CPD javelin thrower Nlanzador(a) m/f de jabalina
javelin throwing Nlanzamiento m de jabalina
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javelin

[ˈdʒævlɪn] n
(= object) → javelot m
(= event) the javelin → le lancer du javelotjavelin thrower [ˈθrəʊər] nlanceur/euse m/f de javelot
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

javelin

nSpeer m; in the javelin (Sport) → beim Speerwerfen; throwing the javelin, javelin throwingSpeerwerfen nt; javelin throwerSpeerwerfer(in) m(f)
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javelin

[ˈdʒævlɪn] ngiavellotto
to throw the javelin (Sport) → lanciare il giavellotto
javelin throwing → lancio del giavellotto
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javelin

(ˈdʒӕvəlin) noun
a light spear for throwing eg as an event in an athletic competition.
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javelin

رُمْحٌ oštěp spyd Speer ακόντιο jabalina keihäs javelot koplje giavellotto 投げ槍 speer spyd oszczep dardo копье spjutkastning กีฬาพุ่งหลาว mızrak cái lao 标枪
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