Last modified on 30 May 2014, at 19:41

spearlet

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EtymologyEdit

spear +‎ -let

NounEdit

spearlet (plural spearlets)

  1. A small spear.
    • 2008 May 13, Natalie Angier, “A Gene Map for the Cute Side of the Family”, New York Times:
      While the poisonous spearlets are now directed largely against rival males, the trait could well have served among ancestral monotremes as the equivalent of a bee’s sting, to ward off the Bigfeet that ever threatened to crush them.

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