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A typical spear.

For other uses, see Spear.

A spear was a weapon used by many cultures, a hand-held weapon designed with a long shaft with a pointed end worked from metal or stone, that can be used to fight an enemy or to capture food.

While used as a mêlée weapon, the spear can also be launched or thrown, making it cross over into classification as a projectile weapon. The Klingon society is one of many known to use throwing spears. (TLE novel: The Art of the Impossible)

James T. Kirk was offered a spear to fight gladiators on Bavarya. (TOS novel: Mission to Horatius)

While trapped on Excalbia, James T. Kirk and Spock foraged for material to make spears to defend themselves. A replicant of Abraham Lincoln created by the Excalbians was felled by a thrown spear. (TOS episode: "The Savage Curtain")

In 2364, the enlisted security officers off the USS Centurion were dressed in parade armor, that included two meter spears and shields, when they greeted the USS Enterprise-D's command crew. (TNG novel: The Captains' Honor)

The most general word for "spear" in Klingon is naQjej. Some more specific kinds of Klingon spear are chonnaQ (hunting spear), ghIntaq (battle spear) and tlhevjaQ (a type of spear thrown using a chetvI'). (tlhIngan Hol reference: Klingon for the Galactic Traveler)

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