noun, plural pi·la [pahy-luh] /ˈpaɪ lə/.
Origin of pilum
Examples from the Web for pilum
I am a spearman, but I prefer the North spear and the pilum.
I have heard that he casteth the pilum even better than do other Romans.
The pilum was sometimes used at close quarters, but more commonly it was thrown.
He goes to pick up his pilum and returns to his place with it.Caesar and Cleopatra|George Bernard Shaw
The pilum and the broadsword had vanquished the Macedonian spear.Lays of Ancient Rome|Thomas Babbington Macaulay