[speer-throh-er] /ˈspɪərˌθroʊ ər/
a flexible device for launching a spear, usually a short cord wound around the spear so that when thrown the weapon will rotate in the air.
Also called atlatl. a rigid device for increasing the speed and distance of a spear when thrown, usually a flat wooden stick with a handhold and a peg or socket to accommodate the butt end of the spear.
noun 1. any of several buttercups having lance-shaped leaves and small flowers, as Ranunculus ambigens, of the eastern U.S., growing in mud. noun 1. any of several Eurasian ranunculaceous plants of the genus Ranunculus, such as R. flammula (lesser spearwort) and R. lingua (great spearwort), which grow in wet places and have long narrow leaves […]
SPEBSQSA Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America
noun 1. Usually, specs. specification (def 2). 2. speculation. adjective 3. built, done, bought, etc., as a speculation: the construction of spec houses. verb (used with object), spec’d or specked or specced, spec’ing or specking or speccing. 4. to provide specifications for: Their newest truck was spec’d by a computer. Idioms 5. on spec, made, […]
A variant of SPECrate that reports “baseline” results, using stricter run rules. See SPECrate_base_fp92, SPECrate_base_int92. (1994-11-14)