Definition of Throwing stick
1. Noun. A device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear.
2. Noun. A curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower.
Specialized synonyms: Kiley, Kylie
Generic synonyms: Missile, Projectile
Geographical relationships: Australia, Commonwealth Of Australia
Derivative terms: Boomerang
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Literary usage of Throwing stick
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1. Proceedings by International Congress of Americanists (1905)
"The throwing-stick of the great Southwest has been known since 1892. The first mention of this interesting implement was made in Science of September 3, ..."
2. Ancient Times, a History of the Early World: An Introduction to the Study of by James Henry Breasted (1916)
"MODERN ESKIMO NATIVE HURLING A SPEAR WITH A THROWING-STICK • The spear lies in a channel in the throwing-stick (a), which the hunter grasps at one end. ..."
3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"... and upon them are deposited the spears, knife, and hammer of the deceased, together with the ornaments that belonged to him ; his throwing-stick* on one ..."
4. Appletons' Popular Science Monthly by William Jay Youmans (1896)
"Many have doubtless wished to know what a " throwing stick " is, and how it could be thought to give such conclusive evidence of a drift from western ..."
5. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1907)
"He says there are three areas for the throwing stick, Australia, the Upper Amazon and ... The method of holding the throwing stick is shown by the plate, ..."