leister
noun Etymology: of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse ljōstr leister Date: circa 1534 a spear armed with three or more barbed prongs for catching fish

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  • Leister — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Karl Leister (* 1937), deutscher Klarinettist Klaus Dieter Leister (* 1937), deutscher Jurist, Verwaltungsbeamter und Politiker (SPD) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Untersch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • leister — [lēs′tər] n. [< Scand, as in ON ljoster < ljosta, to strike < IE base * leu , to cut off > Gr lyein, to loosen, dissolve] a kind of fish spear, usually with three prongs vt. to spear (fish) with a leister …   English World dictionary

  • Leister — Leis ter, Lister Lis ter(l[i^]s t[ e]r), n. A spear armed with three or more prongs, for striking fish. [Scotland] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leister — /lee steuhr/, n. 1. a spearlike implement having three or more prongs, for use in spearing fish. v.t. 2. to spear (fish) with a leister. [1525 35; < ON ljostr salmon spear, akin to ljosta to strike] * * * …   Universalium

  • leister — [ li:stə] noun a pronged spear used for catching salmon. verb spear with a leister. Origin C16: from ON ljóstr, from ljósta to strike …   English new terms dictionary

  • leister — leis•ter [[t]ˈli stər[/t]] n. 1) a spearlike implement having three or more prongs, for use in spearing fish 2) to spear (fish) with a leister • Etymology: 1525–35; < ON ljōstr salmon spear …   From formal English to slang

  • leister — n. & v. n. a pronged salmon spear. v.tr. pierce with a leister. Etymology: ON ljoacutestr f. ljoacutesta to strike …   Useful english dictionary

  • leister — 1) a pronged and barbed fish spear, appearing in various cultures world wide. In England, used for striking salmon by torchlight and now an illegal weapon. See also sun leistering 2) to spear fish …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • leister — noun a spear armed with three or more barbed prongs for catching fish …   Wiktionary

  • Leister — Berufsname auf er zu mhd. leist »Leisten des Schuhmachers« für den Hersteller …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

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