Eelspear Eel"spear`, n. A spear with barbed forks for spearing eels. [1913 Webster]

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  • eelspear — /ˈilspɪə/ (say eelspear) noun a broad pronged instrument used for catching eels …   Australian English dictionary

  • eelspear — n. type of forked trident used for spearing and stabbing eels …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eelspear — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a barbed spear for spearing eels …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arms — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Arms >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 arm arm arms Sgm: N 1 weapon weapon deadly weapon Sgm: N 1 armament armament armaments armature Sgm: N 1 panoply panoply stand of arms …   English dictionary for students

  • Foin — Foin, v. i. [OE. foinen, foignen; of uncertain origin; cf. dial. F. fouiner to push for eels with a spear, fr. F. fouine an eelspear, perh. fr. L. fodere to dig, thrust.] To thrust with a sword or spear; to lunge. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He stroke …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pritch — Pritch, n. [See {Prick}.] 1. A sharp pointed instrument; also, an eelspear. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. Pique; offense. [Obs.] D. Rogers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • javelin — n spear, shaft, bolt, harpoon, gaff, pike, half pike, spontoon; assegai, jereed, eelspear, gig, dart, arrow …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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