jereed

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jereed (plural jereeds)

  1. A blunt javelin used by the people of the Levant, especially in mock fights.
    • 1813, Lord Byron, The Giaour[1]:
      Swift as the hurled on high jerreed, Springs to the touch his startled steed

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.