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leister

[lee-ster] /ˈli stər/
noun
1.
a spearlike implement having three or more prongs, for use in spearing fish.
verb (used with object)
2.
to spear (fish) with a leister.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Old Norse ljōstr salmon-spear, akin to ljōsta to strike
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British Dictionary definitions for leister

leister

/ˈliːstə/
noun
1.
a spear with three or more prongs for spearing fish, esp salmon
verb
2.
(transitive) to spear (a fish) with a leister
Word Origin
C16: from Scandinavian; related to Old Norse ljōstr, from ljōsta to stab
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