how to pronounce spearhead


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spearhead is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of spearhead in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… things as a spearhead in the Sahara …”

meanings of spearhead


  1. A player who initiates attacking moves.
  2. The leading military unit in an attack.
  3. One who leads or initiates an activity (such as an attack or a campaign).
  4. The pointed head, or end, of a spear.


  1. To drive or campaign ardently for, as an effort, project, etc.

spearhead frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word spearhead occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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