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Verb: spearhead  'speer,hed
  1. Be the leader of
    "She spearheaded the effort to find a cure for the disease"
Noun: spearhead  'speer,hed
  1. Someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)
     
  2. (military) the leading military unit in an attack
     
  3. The head and sharpened point of a spear
    - spearpoint, spear-point

Derived forms: spearheading, spearheaded, spearheads

Type of: force, head, lead, leader, military force, military group, military unit, point

Part of: lance, pike, shaft, spear

Encyclopedia: Spearhead