1 the point of a spear.
2 an individual or group chosen to lead a thrust or attack.
—v.tr. act as the spearhead of (an attack etc.).
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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spearhead — Ⅰ. spearhead UK US /ˈspɪəhed/ noun [C, usually singular] ► a person or group that leads an organized activity or project: »He is the spearhead of the project. Ⅱ. spearhead UK US /ˈspɪəhed/ verb [T] ► to lead an organized activity or project: »He… … Financial and business terms
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spearhead — (n.) c.1400, from SPEAR (Cf. spear) (n.1) + HEAD (Cf. head) (n.). Figurative sense of leading element (of an attack, movement, etc.) is attested from 1893; the verb in this sense is recorded from 1938. Related: Spearheaded; spearheading … Etymology dictionary
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spearhead — n. 1) to send out a spearhead 2) an armored spearhead * * * [ spɪəhed] an armored spearhead to send out a spearhead … Combinatory dictionary
spearhead — I UK [ˈspɪə(r)ˌhed] / US [ˈspɪrˌhed] verb [transitive] Word forms spearhead : present tense I/you/we/they spearhead he/she/it spearheads present participle spearheading past tense spearheaded past participle spearheaded to lead an organized… … English dictionary
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