- a spearlike shaft about 8½ feet (2.7 meters) long and usually made of wood, used in throwing for distance.
- Also called javelin throw . a competitive field event in which the javelin is thrown for distance.
verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for javelin
Which means however far you threw that javelin, it wasn’t far enough to get you all past her ex.Does Pre-Confessing Clear You of Sexual Causality?|Eugene Robinson|September 20, 2020|Ozy
Like his predecessors, his background was as a javelin thrower.
But Javelin Strategy estimates that in 2012, credit-card-fraud losses were approximately $10 billion.How to Commit a $200 Million Scam: Inside the Year’s Most Shocking Credit Card Fraud|Daniel Gross|February 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Without the javelin in his hand he walked through the entire delivery for us in slow motion, describing it as he did so.Philip Roth’s Departure from Writing is Well Deserved|Bernard Avishai|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Jeremy Hunt has introduced a new sport to the Games, to go with the discus, shot put, javelin.20 Reasons to Feel Good About the 2012 Olympics in London|The Telegraph|July 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Murder boards work if they prepare you for all the javelin-like questions.
He tells me he has often seen him throw a javelin there, and strike a small mark at a surprising distance.
From the age of five to twenty-four years they are taught to use the bow, to throw the javelin, to ride, and to speak the truth.
Lightning gathered in a vast javelin and flamed down upon them.A World is Born|Leigh Douglass Brackett
A stone is slung and a javelin cast, though both fall short.The Land of Fire|Mayne Reid
Ninyas hesitated; and once more his hand stole towards the javelin by the wall.Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville