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Javelin

A javelin is a light spear that was designed to be thrown as a ranged weapon. The javelin was always thrown by hand; however, there were hurling devices in existence that allowed to achieve increased throwing distance. The word javelin derived from Old French word javeline which was a diminutive of the word javelot which meant spear. Javelins were used in many different cultures.

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