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thrower

[throh-er]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that throws.
  2. flinger(def 2).

Origin of thrower

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at throw, -er1
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Examples from the Web for thrower

Historical Examples

  • They had not seen the snake at all, but a stick that came back to the thrower's hand was magic.

    The Trail Book

    Mary Austin

  • It is a thread-ball thrown at a mark, but the other end remains in the thrower's bag.

    Essays, First Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Now James was "quite some" thrower as they say in the state of Jersey.

  • In case the thrower fails to strike he must exchange places with center.

  • One may compare the reaction to that exerted by a thrown stone on the thrower.

    How it Works

    Archibald Williams


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