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spearpoint

[speer-point] /ˈspɪərˌpɔɪnt/
noun
1.
the point at the end of a spearhead.
2.
a spearhead.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see spear1, point
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  • The archaeologists park at one end of the field and tramp over to a flag marking an old spearpoint.
  • The sharp edges at the base of the spearpoint were typically blunted to prevent them from cutting the binding.
  • The spearpoint was part of a hunting weapon called the atlatl or spearthrower.
  • They used metamorphic rocks and poor-quality chert found near the river to fashion a spearpoint with a notched stem at the base.

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