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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 jav·e·lin /ˈʤævlən, ˈʤævə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jave·lin n.
 1. A sort of light spear, to be thrown or cast by the hand; anciently, a weapon of war used by horsemen and foot soldiers; now used chiefly in hunting the wild boar and other fierce game.
 Flies the javelin swifter to its mark,
 Launched by the vigor of a Roman arm?   --Addison.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jave·lin, v. t. To pierce with a javelin. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an athletic competition in which a javelin is thrown as far
           as possible
      2: a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) Heb. hanith, a lance, from its flexibility (1 Sam. 18:10,
    11; 19:9, 10; 20:33).
      (2.) Heb. romah, a lance for heavy-armed troops, so called
    from its piercing (Num. 25:7). (See ARMS.)