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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.]

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]

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]
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
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

javelin

[ˈdʒævlɪn] n
(= object) → javelot m
(= event) the javelin → le lancer du javelotjavelin thrower [ˈθrəʊər] nlanceur/euse m/f de javelot

javelin

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

javelin

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

javelin

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

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