A spear consists of a long shaft that has a sharp point at one end. You might use one to go spear fishing, but that’s about it. Spears are no longer the weapon of choice.
Spear also refers to the action of impaling something or someone with a spear. “Odysseus blinded the Cyclops by jamming a huge spear into its eye.” In addition to the long-shafted, pointy spear that people throw, spear is the name for the sprout of a plant. In the vegetable world, separate stalks of asparagus are called spears.
a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fishsee more
harpoona spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it
leistera spear with three or more prongs; used for spearing fish (especially salmon)
implementinstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
pierce with a spear
thrust up like a spear