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A man, especially a soldier, armed with a spear.


n, pl -men
(Military) a soldier armed with a spear


(ˈspɪər mən)

n., pl. -men.
a soldier armed with a spear.
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The third company was led by Pisander son of Maemalus, the finest spearman among all the Myrmidons next to Achilles' own comrade Patroclus.
On this his mind became clouded; his limbs failed him, and he stood as one dazed; whereon Euphorbus son of Panthous a Dardanian, the best spearman of his time, as also the finest horseman and fleetest runner, came behind him and struck him in the back with a spear, midway between the shoulders.
Bradley had noted something of the obvious indications of a gradual evolution from ape to spearman as exemplified by the several overlapping races of Alalus, club-men and hatchet-men that formed the connecting links between the two extremes with which he, had come in contact.
The upshot of it was, that Rosanna Spearman had been a thief, and not being of the sort that get up Companies in the City, and rob from thousands, instead of only robbing from one, the law laid hold of her, and the prison and the reformatory followed the lead of the law.
My lady (being a Christian woman, if ever there was one yet) said to the matron, upon that, "Rosanna Spearman shall have her chance, in my service.
Having fallen a good deal latterly into the late Sir John's way of always agreeing with my lady, I agreed with her heartily about Rosanna Spearman.
All I can say is, that the other women pounced on it like lightning the first day she came into the house, and said (which was most unjust) that Rosanna Spearman gave herself airs.
Read on, good friend, as patiently as you can, and perhaps you will be as sorry for Rosanna Spearman as I was, when I found out the truth.
Pub manager Karl Spearman pulled his yellow Fiat Punto up alongside a dark saloon in Newcastle's Westmorland Road in the early hours of July 12 last year to remonstrate over bad driving.
In addition to the summaries above, the association between these variables has been assessed using Pearson and Spearman correlations (see appendix).
The range correlation coefficient of Spearman, rs, is calculated by using the ranges as pairs of observations of the two variables, which are called x and y in the formula, in order to obtain the following coefficient: