verb (used with object)
- spear-head spoon,
- spearman's rank-order coefficient,
Origin of spearhead
Examples from the Web for spearheading
The New Haven-based group has spent a decade investigating human-rights abuses in Iran and is spearheading the project.New Facebook Project Imitates Virtual Iranian Prison|Nina Strochlic|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tarek, who asked to withhold his last name for fear of retribution, is spearheading an awareness campaign.
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.