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woomera

[ woom-er-uh ]

noun

  1. a notched stick used by Australian Aboriginal peoples to propel spears or darts.


woomera

1

/ ˈwʊmərə /

noun

  1. a type of notched stick used by native Australians to increase leverage and propulsion in the throwing of a spear


Woomera

2

/ ˈwʊmərə /

noun

  1. a town in South Australia: site of the Long Range Weapons Establishment. Pop: 602 (2001)

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Word History and Origins

Origin of woomera1

First recorded in 1810–20, woomera is from the Dharuk word wu-ma-ra

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Word History and Origins

Origin of woomera1

from a native Australian language

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Example Sentences

As the hand moves forward the spear is released by uplifting the forefinger, and the woomera remains in the hand.

In the handle end of the woomera a sharp flint is often set, forming a sort of chisel.

Forty five minutes later the reports clattered in from Cairo and Woomera.

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