verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- hurdle rate,
- hurler's syndrome,
- hurloid facies,
Origin of hurl
Examples from the Web for hurler
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)|Max Duncker
And the people shouted, "There has never been such a hurler in this land!"
By-the-by, I see you have made use of the word 'howl' (hurler).An Englishman in Paris|Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
He is the hurler of javelins who makes feeble the hands of the foe; those whom he strikes never more lift the lance.
The blow given by a hurler to the ball with his caman or hurley is always called a puck.English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
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.