Definition of leister in English:

leister

Syllabification: leis·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈlēstər
 
/

noun

  • A pronged spear used for catching fish.

verb

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  • Spear (a fish) with a leister.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Old Norse ljóstr, from ljósta 'to strike'.

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