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Throwing stick   /θrˈoʊɪŋ stɪk/   Listen
Throwing stick

noun
1.
A device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear.  Synonyms: dart thrower, spear thrower, throwing board.
2.
A curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower.  Synonyms: boomerang, throw stick.






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"Throwing stick" Quotes from Famous Books



... described in the quotations. The origin of the word is by no means certain. One explanation is that of Mr. Fraser in quotation, 1892. There may perhaps be an etymological connection with the name woomera (q.v.), which is a different weapon, being a throwing stick, that is, an instrument with which to throw spears, whilst the boomerang is itself thrown; but the idea of throwing is common to both. In many parts the word is pronounced by the blacks bummerang. Others connect it with the aboriginal ...
— A Dictionary of Austral English • Edward Morris



Words linked to "Throwing stick" :   dart thrower, Australia, device, missile, Commonwealth of Australia, kylie, spear thrower, boomerang, kiley, throwing board, projectile



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