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English noun: spearhead

1. spearhead (person) someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)


Broader (hypernym)leader

2. spearhead (group) the leading military unit in an attack


Broader (hypernym)force, military force, military group, military unit


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. spearhead (artifact) the head and sharpened point of a spear


Synonymsspear-point, spearpoint


Broader (hypernym)point


Part meronymlance, pike, shaft, spear


English verb: spearhead

1. spearhead (social) be the leader of


SamplesShe spearheaded the effort to find a cure for the disease.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)head, lead









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