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1. A light spear thrown with the hand and used as a weapon.
2. A metal-tipped spear thrown for distance in an athletic field event.
3. From about 1475 A.D., from Middle French javeline (15th century), diminutive of Old French javelot, "a spear", probably from Gaulish (Old Irish gabul "fork"; Welsh gafl, "fork" gaflach, "feathered spear"). Also found in Italian as giavelotto and Middle High German as gabilot.

Note: this word is not etymologically related to jaculate, jet or any of the other element forms in this unit; however, it serves as part the definitions for some of the words in this family group, just as "spear" and "dart" are.