[ throh-er ]


  1. a person or thing that throws.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of thrower1

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; throw, -er 1

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Example Sentences

A “snow thrower” is another name for a single-stage snow blower.

Party throwers and party-goers should look for a model that boasts a battery that can last over 12 hours.

Fitzpatrick isn’t statistically a much better deep-ball thrower than Heinicke, but he does have 147 career starts to Heinicke’s seven, which might give him more of the benefit of the doubt from his coaches when deciding to make a risky throw.

Rarely a showstopping thrower in Wisconsin’s run-heavy scheme, the graduate transfer picked apart Florida State in his Notre Dame debut.

Pocket-bound throwers like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers once dominated the league.

So far as I know, no one has ever done this to an Olympic discus thrower.

Like his predecessors, his background was as a javelin thrower.

One grill turned into a flame-thrower for a 28-year-old woman after the propane hose came loose and sprayed her with flames.

Finally, the Tribune's bomb-thrower, John Kass, notes the growing unease between two core constituencies of the Democratic Party.

Dutch judo competitor Edith Bosch was sitting next to the bottle thrower and threw a punch at him after seeing the incident.

He doesn't look at all like a stone-thrower, as a matter of fact; but he—and other seals—can throw stones nevertheless.

Due deduction having been made for this and that, Mr Daniel Thrower's share was found to amount to the sum of £98, 17s.

McGibbon, at short, is a clean fielder and an accurate thrower; in addition, he bats well.

But the very first "spitball" which spattered upon the blackboard proved a disastrous missile for its thrower.

He had not gone far before he felt the ground give beneath his feet, and springing back, he saw a German bomb-thrower in a pit.





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