clovis point

Clovis

[kloh-vis]
adjective
of or pertaining to a Paleo-Indian cultural tradition of North America, especially the American Southwest, dated 10,000–9000 b.c. and characterized by a usually bifacial, fluted stone projectile point (Clovis point) used in big-game hunting.

Origin:
1955–60; after Clovis, New Mexico, near where such projectile points were found

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clovis point (ˈkləʊvɪs)
 
n
a concave-based flint projectile dating from the 10th millennium bc, found throughout most of Central and North America

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Clovis
"type of prehistoric stone spearpoints," 1943, from Clovis, N.M., near where they were found.
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