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jereed

or je·rid, jer·reed, jer·rid

[juh-reed]
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noun
  1. a blunt wooden javelin used in games played on horseback in certain Muslim countries in the Middle East.

Origin of jereed

First recorded in 1655–65, jereed is from the Arabic word jarīd
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Examples from the Web for jerid

Historical Examples

  • Bad as it is for the mouth, it is certainly of use in the fancy riding indulged in at Haïl, the jerid play and sham fighting.

    A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 2 [of 2]

    Anne Blunt

  • As they approached our encampment they played the Jerid with their long spears, galloping to and fro on their well-trained mares.


British Dictionary definitions for jerid

jerid

noun
  1. a wooden javelin used in Muslim countries in military displays on horsebackAlso: jereed, jerreed
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