Definition of "spearhead" [spear•head]

  • (noun) The sharpened head of a spear.
  • (noun) The leading forces in a military thrust.
  • (noun) The driving force in a given action, endeavor, or movement.
  • (verb-transitive) To be the leader of (a movement, for example): "spearheaded the effort to offer classes in settlement houses [and] provide lecturers to women's clubs” ( Catherine Clinton).

Use "spearhead" in a sentence

  • "I thank you, Sir, and may I add this: In your reference to the spearhead, I couldn't help but think that the force behind the spearhead is Leo Dolan."
  • "UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We've actually been called the spearhead of the surge."
  • "HAIGHT: (INAUDIBLE) have been kind of called the spearhead of the surge."

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