throwing stick

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noun

a short, straight or curved stick, flat or cylindrical in form, often having a hand grip, and used generally in preliterate societies as a hunting weapon to throw at birds and small game.
Australian. a boomerang.

Nearby words

  1. throw-weight,
  2. throwaway,
  3. throwback,
  4. throwed,
  5. thrower,
  6. thrown,
  7. thrown silk,
  8. thrown to the lions,
  9. throwster,
  10. thru

Origin of throwing stick

First recorded in 1760–70

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British Dictionary definitions for throwing stick

throwing stick

noun

a primitive device for hurling a spear with greater leverage, consisting of a rod with a groove in it and a hook or projection at the back end to hold the weapon until its release
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