Translation of spear in Spanish:

spear

lanza, n.

Pronunciation /spɪr//spɪə/

noun

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    • 1.1(weapon)

      lanza feminine
      • The Knights had never needed any kind of weapon beyond their swords and spears and bows.
      • It is said that every child born to the Karstarks is taught how to handle a sword before the age of ten and to throw a spear before the age of twelve.
      • Swords, spears, and other weapons of obvious value stuck out of the mounds at odd angles.
      • The spear was the commonest weapon with an iron blade on a wooden shaft, often of ash and 2 to 3m in length.
      • A week later, a larger party of some 200 Maori appeared, this time with spears slung over their backs, and muskets and tomahawks.
      • This spear, or javelin if it was thrown, was used to keep enemies at bay, and also as a missile weapon to wreak havoc among the ranks of their enemies.
      • This movie is just men with swords, arrows, spears and guns.
      • They were trained in the use of numerous weapons, especially swords and spears.
      • Yesterday spears were the weapon of choice in the North Rift; today they are being replaced by the Kalashnikov and rocket-fired grenade.
      • Their curved long swords, spears and bows, were all finely crafted weapons.
      • Swords, spears, bows and arrows and many other weapons were being made in full force.
      • Thrown spears are probably the first weapons to arrive amongst the opposing side, other than shouted insults.
      • Their traditional hunting weapons were spears and blow guns.
      • Then they engaged in hand to hand fighting, bayonet against spears and swords.
      • They were poised to throw their spears and javelins but I had a sudden impulse to stop them.
      • Staffs, swords, daggers and spears sat neatly in the crate.
      • The thrusting spear tended to have a stronger, fairly broad leaf or lozenge shaped head with a central ridge for strength.
      • Soon, scuffles broke out, spears were thrown, and muskets discharged.
      • They had machetes, knives, spears and bows and arrows.
      • There were bows, swords, spears, and any other weapon of all shapes and sizes, but there were no guns.

    • 1.2(for fishing)

      arpón masculine
      • They employed several methods for catching fish, including nets, traps, and spears.
      • Fish, especially Arctic char were caught in weirs and traps and taken using fish spears.
      • On the walls were fish netting with an assortment of fishing equipment, including a fishing spear.
      • One of the traditional fishing methods in the Kavango includes fishing with spears.
      • With a quick snap the spear came down and caught a fish in the sharpened barbs that Erik cut into it.
      • Whaling in Korea dates back to the prehistoric era, as is evidenced by rock carvings, as well as bones and fishing spears found in Ulsan that are 5,000 years old.
      • The Ojibwa fished throughout the year, using hooks, nets, spears, and traps.

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    (of grass)
    brizna feminine
    asparagus spears espárragos masculine
    • My father is still picking stray asparagus spears from a commercial asparagus patch that was planted when he was a boy, and, that was a long time ago!
    • Snap the asparagus at its natural breaking point, by holding the spear in both hands and snapping like a twig.
    • Kate orders a poached salmon with asparagus spears and a shrimp salad.
    • To steam asparagus spears, snap off and discard woody bases from fresh asparagus.
    • Deb emerged from her cubicle, and shyly asked Gil's permission to eat two Portobello mushrooms and a spear of asparagus for dinner.
    • People always want to know if my children are good eaters, or if a spear of broccoli reduces them to tears.
    • Place one asparagus spear on each pasta square so the tips extend outside the pasta.
    • Arrange some fried artichoke chips and some asparagus spears around the dish and garnish with tarragon.
    • Above and below the fava beans I've placed asparagus spears.
    • It was the very first month of English asparagus season and I asked where these spears, which had no flavour at all, had come from.
    • Place three asparagus spears in the center of a plate.
    • The appearance of thin, young asparagus spears in the market is a sure-fire sign of spring.
    • Dredge each asparagus spear in flour and pat off excess, then dredge in batter.
    • Grilled asparagus spears and a delicious, thin-layered potato gratin were the ideal go-alongs.
    • Place a whole asparagus spear in the center of the salad.
    • Use thick asparagus spears, trimming tough ends and peeling the bottom half of stalk.

transitive verb

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    (fish) arponear
    I speared the meat with my fork pinché la carne con el tenedor
    • he was speared to death lo mataron atravesándolo con una lanza
    • She picked up the fork and speared a mushroom on it.
    • The Aborigines would then spear cattle for food and a cycle of violence might follow.
    • Without moving his lower body at all, he bent slightly and speared it through the middle.
    • He has speared one of the sardines with the quill and is spinning it back and forth, spraying sardine oil.
    • She defiantly speared the last sausage on her plate and began to cut it up when a black, hairy nose appeared in her lap from under the tablecloth.
    • Chic women in Gucci sunglasses and high heels used toothpicks to spear their next mouthful with precision, others just grabbed chunks off display plates with their fingers.
    • T-Boy cut into the French toast and speared another piece.
    • She was spearing a spinach leaf.
    • From time to time when Lily speared a piece of French toast, she tapped her fork on the edge of her plate to shake loose the extra sugar.
    • He speared two bits of potato and dropped them beside his roll of ham.
    • Tom was the first to act; he ran straight at one individual guard and speared him onto the ground.
    • Queequeg spears a male on the outer rim of the crowd.
    • About 15 miles from here, on July 13, 2002, a lightning bolt shot down from a summer thunderstorm, spearing a mountaintop grove.
    • Prince William raised a public outcry in England over the weekend when he speared a wild antelope on an African holiday.
    • His foot and leg injury cause him to limp as he sprints toward Spike and spears him to the ground.
    • She nodded again, spearing a piece of sausage with her fork.
    • So, moving without being asked, Josh speared the end of the slice and brought it to Rob's lips.
    • She tossed lettuce around in her salad and was preparing to spear a piece to her fork when the waitress bought their entrées.
    • Then, with a lucky stab, Johnny speared the snake with the frog gig, just behind its neck.
    • Since the late '70s, and the fashion upheaval wrought by punk rock, people have been spearing the little metal pins through their ears or leather jackets.