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spearhead

spear·head

spearhead

 
pronunciation:
spir hed
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the pointed, usu. metal head of a spear.
definition 2: the leader or leading force in a military engagement, new field of endeavor, or the like.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spearheaded, spearheading, spearheads
definition: to be the leader or leading force of.
She spearheaded the feminist movement.
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