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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPEARHEAD

At length the spearhead was ready for the finishing touches.

And every movement of the bison had driven the spearhead deeper.

While Chipper worked at a spearhead, the other men were moving about.

Fig. 201 represents a spearhead of iron from Brandenburg, North Germany.

Here the soil was firm, and the spearhead had to be forced home.

A spearhead grazed his scalp, and smashed a tile behind him.

A shaft that had been procured some days previously was fished out from its hiding-place, and fitted to the spearhead.

Stan's ship formed the spearhead of a sharp V. O'Malley refused to keep still.

On each rope, six feet from the spearhead, is a fathom mark made by tying on a rag or cord.

The gifts may range from two death blankets, worth 16 pesos, to a spearhead worth 0.20 peso.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from spear (n.1) + head (n.). Figurative sense of "leading element" (of an attack, movement, etc.) is attested from 1893; the verb in this sense is recorded from 1938. Related: Spearheaded; spearheading.

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