leister

[lee-ster]
verb (used with object)
  1. to spear (fish) with a leister.

Origin of leister

1525–35; < Old Norse ljōstr salmon-spear, akin to ljōsta to strike
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leister

noun
  1. a spear with three or more prongs for spearing fish, esp salmon
verb
  1. (tr) to spear (a fish) with a leister

Word Origin for leister

C16: from Scandinavian; related to Old Norse ljōstr, from ljōsta to stab
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