stone's throw


noun

a short distance: The railroad station is only a stone's throw from our house.

Nearby words

  1. stone roller,
  2. stone saw,
  3. stone sheep,
  4. stone shoot,
  5. stone walls do not a prison make,
  6. stone's throw, a,
  7. stone, edward durell,
  8. stone, harlan fiske,
  9. stone, i. f.,
  10. stone, lucy

Origin of stone's throw

First recorded in 1575–85

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British Dictionary definitions for stone's throw

stone's throw

noun

a short distanceAlso called: stonecast
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