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Spearhead   /spˈɪrhˌɛd/   Listen

Someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.).
The leading military unit in an attack.
The head and sharpened point of a spear.  Synonyms: spear-point, spearpoint.

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"Spearhead" Quotes from Famous Books

... Cornell. You claim that such an attitude must be defeated. Yet as you stand there mouthing platitudes, we are preparing to make a frontal assault upon their main base at Homestead. We've waged our war of attrition; a mere spearhead will break them and scatter them to ...
— Highways in Hiding • George Oliver Smith

... reflected, "and with my flint spearhead, I can make fire at any time. Wood is plenty, and there's lots of 'punk.' So the first step in reestablishing civilization is secure. With fire, everything else ...
— Darkness and Dawn • George Allan England

... invariably both successful and important, they can be merely mentioned here. The Canadian corps now known everywhere to consist of shock troops second to none on the western front, was frequently used as the spearhead with which to pierce particularly tough parts of ...
— History of the World War - An Authentic Narrative of the World's Greatest War • Francis A. March and Richard J. Beamish

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