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or je·rid, jer·reed, jer·rid

  1. a blunt wooden javelin used in games played on horseback in certain Muslim countries in the Middle East.
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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 of jerid

  • 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


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