verb (used with object)
- spear-head spoon,
- spearman's rank-order coefficient,
Origin of spearhead
Examples from the Web for spearhead
She did not spearhead initiatives to help mothers rejoin the world of work.
Putin appears to be using elite commandos—Spetsnaz—to spearhead his stealth move into Crimea and, perhaps, beyond.Russia's Special Ops Invasion of Ukraine Has Begun|Eli Lake, Anna Nemtsova|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Price runs his own MRM on-line magazine, The Spearhead, which both compliments and competes with AV4M.
I'm about to defend Stuart Stevens, the spearhead of Mitt Romney's disastrous campaign, so please bear with me.
The Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival boasts performances by Mumford Sons, Michael Franti, and Spearhead.Wine Tasting, Zip Lining & Mexico: Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways|Nina Strochlic|August 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The First Brigade, which met the Prussian spearhead, was taken back into reserve on the following day.The War in the Air; Vol. 1|Walter Raleigh.
Fig. 201 represents a spearhead of iron from Brandenburg, North Germany.The Swastika|Thomas Wilson
The pig naturally bounds off, the shaft comes out of the socket, leaving the spearhead sticking in the wound.Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier|James Inglis
Stan's ship formed the spearhead of a sharp V. O'Malley refused to keep still.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.|Rutherford G. Montgomery
Saluting then most gracefully, with the spearhead to the earth, the messenger springs to the ground, and hands in his paquet.The Story of the Zulu Campaign|Waller Ashe
c.1400, from spear (n.1) + head (n.). Figurative sense of "leading element" (of an attack, movement, etc.) is attested from 1893; the verb in this sense is recorded from 1938. Related: Spearheaded; spearheading.