HyperDic: throwing_stick

English > 2 senses of the expression throwing stick:
NOUNartifactthrowing stick, throwing board, spear thrower, dart throwera device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear
artifactthrowing stick, boomerang, throw sticka curved piece of wood
English > throwing stick: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear.
Synonymsthrowing board, spear thrower, dart thrower
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
English > throwing stick: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower.
Synonymsboomerang, throw stick
RegionAustralia, Commonwealth of AustraliaA nation occupying the whole / whole of the Australian continent
Narrowerkylie, kileyAn Australian boomerang
Broaderprojectile, missileA weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
Spanishboomerang, bumerang, búmeran, bumerán
Catalanbumerang

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