Pronunciation: ( jav'lin, jav'u-),[key] —n. 1. a light spear, usually thrown by hand.
2. Track. a. a spearlike shaft about 8½ ft. (2.7 m) long and usually made of wood, used in throwing for distance.
b. Also calledjave'lin throw". a competitive field event in which the javelin is thrown for distance.
—v.t. to strike or pierce with or as if with a javelin.