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Spearhead   /spˈɪrhˌɛd/   Listen
Spearhead

verb
1.
Be the leader of.



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"Spearhead" Quotes from Famous Books



... conscious of action. He was watching instead for the first sign of Wareville's presence, and a little before noon he saw it, a thin spire of smoke rising high, until it stopped like the point of a spearhead against the sky. He knew at once that it hung over Wareville, and his heart throbbed. He loved the great wilderness with an intensity that few men felt for their own acres, but he had been away a long ...
— The Border Watch - A Story of the Great Chief's Last Stand • Joseph A. Altsheler

... probably discharged from a Parliamentary culverin which was found embedded in the north face of the tower; a clumsy pair of forceps which were used for extracting the teeth of nuns suffering from toothache; a mason's punch found under the floor of the destroyed Lady Chapel, and a Roman spearhead found at Greatbridge, a short distance to the north ...
— Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey • Thomas Perkins

... domelike yurts horses were wealth, life itself. They would come running to investigate any disturbance among the grazing ponies, thus clearing the path to the ship and the Reds there. Travis, Jil-Lee, and Buck, armed with the star guns, would spearhead that attack—cutting into the substance of the ship itself until it was a sieve through which they could shake out the enemy. Only when the installations it contained were destroyed, might the Apaches hope for any assistance from the Mongols, either the outlaw ...
— The Defiant Agents • Andre Alice Norton



Words linked to "Spearhead" :   leader, military machine, military, pike, shaft, war machine, lance, spearpoint, spear, military group, lead, armed services, spear-point, head, military force, spearhead-shaped, military unit, point, armed forces, force



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