矛 means 'halberd'

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Strokes : 5    Radical number: 110    Frequency: 1818   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-33    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 12 words   Used in 24 words   Used in 5 names   Component in 29 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ほこ halberd
On    ボウ
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This essay will teach you how to talk about inconsistencies, contradictions, and conflicts. You'll also find out why there's a spear through the heart of these problems. The 矛 shape serves as the "spear" radical, appearing in such unlikely places as characters for "gentleness" and "fog," and the essay explains why. Moreover, it provides a useful mnemonic to help you distinguish 矛 from the look-alike (403: in advance).
Essay 1843 on 矛 (long-handled Chinese spear; "spear" radical) covers this radical, exploring why there's a spear in (soft) and in (fog). In both cases, 矛 is a component.
⿻   () katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   previously; in advance  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 矛 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 矛 is used 22 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ム : 15 words FIND ALL
contradiction; inconsistency
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ほこ : 6 words FIND ALL
1. point of spear; spearhead  (see also: 鋒先)
2. brunt; aim of attack; force of argument
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ほこ (read as ぽこ) : 1 word FIND ALL
penis  (colloquialism; often written with kana only)
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An additional 2 less common words include 矛 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1843  Joy o' Kanji : 1843  Key to Kanji:

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ム   ほこ halberd   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
ヨ    previously, in advance   
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katakana 'ma'
チョウ   テイ    a (city) block; counter for long/narrow things, blocks of tofu   
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