atlatl

[ aht-laht-l ]
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Origin of atlatl

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First recorded in1870–75, atlatl is from the Nahuatl word ahtlatl

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How to use atlatl in a sentence

  • An atlatl was the weapon which had replaced the stone axe in the stone age.

    The Hohokam Dig | Theodore Pratt
  • The derivation from atlatl, arrow, would seem more appropriate to the words of this hymn.