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atlatl

[ aht-laht-l ]
/ ˈɑtˌlɑt l /
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noun Archaeology.

spear-thrower(def 2).

RELATED WORDS

pistol, bomb, sword, gun, missile, cannon, rifle, machete, ammunition, firearm, knife, shotgun, revolver, catapult, dagger, spear, bayonet, ax, bludgeon, spike

Nearby words

atlanto-occipital membrane, atlantoaxial, atlas, atlas cedar, atlas mountains, atlatl, atli, atlo-, atloaxoid, atm, atm.

Origin of atlatl

First recorded in 1870–75, atlatl is from the Nahuatl word ahtlatl
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atlatl


n.

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

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