Origin of pilum
Words nearby pilum
How to use pilum in a sentence
The pilum is a stout wooden shaft 41 feet long, with an iron spit about three feet long fixed in it.
(Turning to Ftatateeta) Come within a yard of me, you old crocodile; and I will give you this (the pilum) in your jaws.
As for you, Apollodorus, you may thank the gods that you are not nailed to the palace door with a pilum for your meddling.
The pilum was sometimes used at close quarters, but more commonly it was thrown.
Pilum, pī′lum, n. the heavy javelin used by Roman foot-soldiers:—pl.