Dictionary.com

spontoon

[ spon-toon ]
/ spɒnˈtun /
Save This Word!

noun
a shafted weapon having a pointed blade with crossbar at its base, used by infantry officers in the 17th and 18th centuries.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?
Also called half-pike.

Origin of spontoon

1590–1600; <French esponton<Italian spuntone, equivalent to s-ex-1 + puntone kind of weapon (literally, pointed object) (punt(o) point + -one augmentative suffix)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use spontoon in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for spontoon

spontoon
/ (spɒnˈtuːn) /

noun
a form of halberd carried by some junior infantry officers in the 18th and 19th centuries

Word Origin for spontoon

C18: from French esponton, from Italian spuntone, from punto point
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK