[jav-lin, jav-uh-] /ˈdʒæv lɪn, ˈdʒæv ə-/
a light spear, usually thrown by hand.
verb (used with object)
to strike or pierce with or as if with a javelin.
a long pointed spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
the javelin, the event or sport of throwing the javelin
late 15c., from Middle French javeline (15c.), fem. diminutive of Old French javelot “a spear,” probably from Gaulish (cf. Old Irish gabul “fork;” Welsh gafl “fork,” gaflach “feathered spear”), ultimately from PIE *ghabholo- “a fork, branch of a tree.” Also found in Italian (giavelotto) and Middle High German (gabilot). Javelot also was borrowed in Middle English, but this is the form of the word that has endured.
(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.)
[hah-vuh-lee-nuh] /ˌhɑ vəˈli nə/ noun 1. See under . [pek-uh-ree] /ˈpɛk ə ri/ noun, plural peccaries (especially collectively) peccary. 1. any of several piglike hoofed mammals of the genus Tayassu, of North and South America, as T. tajacu (collared peccary, or javelina) having a dark gray coat with a white collar. /ˈpɛkərɪ/ noun (pl) -ries, […]
- Javelin fish
noun 1. a fish of the genus Pomadasys of semitropical Australian seas with a long spine on its anal fin
[zhuh-vel, zha-] /ʒəˈvɛl, ʒæ-/ noun 1. sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl, dissolved in water, used as a bleach, antiseptic, etc. /ˈdʒævəl; dʒəˈvɛl/ noun 1. an aqueous solution containing sodium hypochlorite and some sodium chloride, used as a bleach and disinfectant 2. Also called eau de Javelle. a similar solution made from potassium carbonate and chlorine
[jav-its] /ˈdʒæv ɪts/ noun 1. Jacob K(oppel) [koh-pel] /koʊˈpɛl/ (Show IPA), 1904–86, U.S. politician: senator 1957–81.