Origin of spearpoint

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at spear1, point
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Historical Examples of spearpoint

  • The army was the spearpoint of Prussia; the rest was merely the haft.

    Winning a Cause

    John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood

  • Mallory raised his hand to his helmet and felt the sizable dent that the spearpoint had made.

    A Knyght Ther Was

    Robert F. Young

  • It is, however, occasionally seen on articles of stone, as the spearpoint and stone hatchet and sacrificial knife.