- to throw or fling with great force or vigor.
- to throw or cast down.
- to utter with vehemence: to hurl insults at the umpire.
- to throw a missile.
- Baseball. to pitch a ball.
- a forcible or violent throw; fling.
Origin of hurl
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Related Words for hurlerace, reliever, slingshot, hurler, closer, sling, pitcher, propeller, trebuchet, arbalest, shooter, tosser, ballista, heaver, knuckleballer
Examples from the Web for hurler
Historical Examples of hurler
By-the-by, I see you have made use of the word 'howl' (hurler).An Englishman in Paris
Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
And the people shouted, "There has never been such a hurler in this land!"
A hurler should be able to run like a hare, hide like a rabbit, leap like a kangaroo, and climb like a monkey.Cornish Saints and Sinners
J. Henry Harris
He is the hurler of javelins who makes feeble the hands of the foe; those whom he strikes never more lift the lance.
Indra, the hurler of the thunder-bolt, had fought with the tribes whose offering of Soma he had drunk.The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)
- (tr) to throw or propel with great force
- (tr) to utter with force; yellto hurl insults
- (hʌrl) Scot to transport or be transported in a driven vehicle
- the act or an instance of hurling
- (hʌrl) Scot a ride in a driven vehicle
Word Origin for hurl
early 13c., hurlen, "to run against (each other), come into collision," later "throw forcibly" (c.1300); "rush violently" (late 14c.); perhaps related to Low German hurreln "to throw, to dash," and East Frisian hurreln "to roar, to bluster." OED suggests all are from an imitative Germanic base *hurr "expressing rapid motion;" see also hurry. The noun is attested from late 14c., originally "rushing water." For difference between hurl and hurtle (which apparently were confused since early Middle English) see hurtle.