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javelin Lightweight, tapered spear thrown in a field event: the longest throw wins, provided the javelin lands point-first. The modern javelin is made of a metal alloy, is up to 2.7m (8.9ft) long, and weighs a minimum of 800g (28.2oz) for men and 600g (21oz) for women. The current world record for men is 98.48m (323ft, 1in) and for women 83.87m (275ft, 2in).

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javelin

jave·lin / ˈjav(ə)lən/ • n. a light spear thrown in a competitive sport or as a weapon. ∎  (the javelin) the athletic event or sport of throwing the javelin: his nearest rival in the javelin.

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javelin

javelin XVI. — (O)F. javeline, alt. of javelot, prob. of Celt. orig. (OIr. gabul, W. gafl, gaflach).

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