leister

leister

[lee-ster]
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:
1525–35; < Old Norse ljōstr salmon-spear, akin to ljōsta to strike

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leister (ˈliːstə)
 
n
1.  a spear with three or more prongs for spearing fish, esp salmon
 
vb
2.  (tr) to spear (a fish) with a leister
 
[C16: from Scandinavian; related to Old Norse ljōstr, from ljōsta to stab]

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