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atlatl

[aht-laht-l] /ˈɑtˌlɑt l/
noun, Archaeology.
1.
spear-thrower (def 2).
Origin of atlatl
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75, atlatl is from the Nahuatl word ahtlatl
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n.

Native American throwing stick, 1871, from Nahuatl (Aztec) atlatl "spear-thrower."

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