Greek ξυστόν- spear, javelin
xyston (plural xystons)
- A type of long thrusting lance, used in ancient Greece
- 2004, J. F. C. Fuller, The Generalship of Alexander the Great, p. 47.
- The Companions, like the Thessalian cavalry, were a well-mounted force armed with cuirass and the short thrusting spear (xyston) for close combat.