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A three-pronged spear used in fishing.
tr.v. leis·tered, leis·ter·ing, leis·ters
To spear (a fish) with a leister.
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(Fishing) a spear with three or more prongs for spearing fish, esp salmon
(Fishing) (tr) to spear (a fish) with a leister
[C16: from Scandinavian; related to Old Norse ljōstr, from ljōsta to stab]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a spearlike implement having three or more prongs, for use in spearing fish.v.t.
2. to spear (fish) with a leister.
[1525–35; < Old Norse ljōstr salmon-spear]
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Past participle: leistered
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|Noun||1.||leister - a spear with three or more prongs; used for spearing fish (especially salmon)|
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