atlatl

[aht-laht-l]
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Origin of atlatl

First recorded in 1870–75, atlatl is from the Nahuatl word ahtlatl
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Word Origin and History for atlatl
n.

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

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