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  ( javelins    plural  )
1       n-count   A javelin is a long spear that is used in sports competitions. Competitors try to throw the javelin as far as possible.  
2       n-sing   You can refer to the competition in which the javelin is thrown as the javelin.  
the N  
...Steve Backley who won the javelin.     
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