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Meaning of SPEARHEAD

Pronunciation:  'speer`hed

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the head and sharpened point of a spear
  2. [n]  the leading military unit in an attack
  3. [n]  someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)
  4. [v]  be the leader of; "She spearheded the effort to find a cure for the disease"
 

SPEARHEAD is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: spearpoint
 
 See Also: force, head, lance, lead, leader, military force, military group, military unit, pike, point, shaft, spear

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Spear"head`\, n.
The pointed head, or end, of a spear.

 

 

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