pilum

[ pahy-luh m ]
/ ˈpaɪ ləm /

noun, plural pi·la [pahy-luh] /ˈpaɪ lə/.

a javelin used in ancient Rome by legionaries, consisting of a three-foot-long shaft with an iron head of the same length.

Origin of pilum

From the Latin word pīlum dart, javelin
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