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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spear n.
 1. A long, pointed weapon, used in war and hunting, by thrusting or throwing; a weapon with a long shaft and a sharp head or blade; a lance.
 Note: [See Illust. of Spearhead.] “A sharp ground spear.”
    They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks.   --Micah iv. 3.
 2. Fig.: A spearman.
 3. A sharp-pointed instrument with barbs, used for stabbing fish and other animals.
 4. A shoot, as of grass; a spire.
 5. The feather of a horse. See Feather, n., 4.
 6. The rod to which the bucket, or plunger, of a pump is attached; a pump rod.
 Spear foot, the off hind foot of a horse.
 Spear grass. Bot. (a) The common reed. See Reed, n., 1. (b) meadow grass. See under Meadow.
 Spear hand, the hand in which a horseman holds a spear; the right hand. --Crabb.
 Spear side, the male line of a family. --Lowell.
 Spear thistle Bot., the common thistle (Cnicus lanceolatus).