• light spear which is thrown by hand; long spear-like object made to be thrown long distances (sports); event in which a javelin is thrown (sports)
• a javelin is a long spear that is thrown in sports competitions.
• person who participates in javelin throwing (track and field event in which long spear-like objects are thrown long distances)
• javelin toss (track and field event in which a spear is hurled over a long distance)
threw the javelin
• threw a spear, tossed the javelin