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  • nounlance
  • nounweapon

synonyms for spear

  • bayonet
  • bill
  • gar
  • halberd
  • javelin
  • lancet
  • partisan
  • partizan
  • pike
  • weapon
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On a scorching day this August, Caleb Woodall wielded his shovel like a spear, stabbing it into the hardened crust of an asbestos-filled pit near Coalinga, California.
ASBESTOS COULD BE A POWERFUL WEAPON AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE (YOU READ THAT RIGHT)JAMES TEMPLEOCTOBER 6, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The first spear-throwers tossed their weapons 279,000 years ago — before modern humans existed.
LET’S LEARN ABOUT ANCIENT TECHNOLOGYBETHANY BROOKSHIRESEPTEMBER 15, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Scientists long believed that the ancients who lived 80,000 years ago were the first to throw spears with stone tips.
LET’S LEARN ABOUT ANCIENT TECHNOLOGYBETHANY BROOKSHIRESEPTEMBER 15, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
It’s possible, he says, that bone points were attached to multi-pronged spears that were thrown or thrust at fish.
CLUES TO THE EARLIEST KNOWN BOW-AND-ARROW HUNTING OUTSIDE AFRICA HAVE BEEN FOUNDBRUCE BOWERJUNE 12, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Each of two newly analyzed specimens sports a toothy lower jaw and one giant spear jutting down from its top jaw.
SABER-TOOTHED ANCHOVY RELATIVES WERE ONCE FEARSOME HUNTERSCAROLYN WILKEJUNE 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
This was no strange sight to the boy by that time, but it was awkward in the circumstances, for he had neither gun nor spear.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Mafuta immediately rushed at him with a spear, but was caught by the lion on the shoulder, and dragged down.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
This last spear is propelled by a throwing-stick, which was also found lying by it.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
There they waited to spear the reindeer, while others hid behind rocks near the entrance to drive the reindeer on.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
When they worked in this way, they had no trouble in striking off flakes for spear points and knives.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SPEAR

  • gouge
  • impale
  • lance
  • perforate
  • puncture
  • spear
  • stab
  • stick
  • wound
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