Definition of Throw-in

1. Noun. (rugby) an act or instance of throwing a ball in to put it into play.

Generic synonyms: Throw
Category relationships: Rugby, Rugby Football, Rugger

Definition of Throw-in

1. Noun. (football rugby basketball) A set-piece where the ball is thrown back into play ¹

2. Noun. (Australian rules football) A throw of the ball back into play by the boundary umpire. The umpire faces away from the players and throws it in over his or her shoulder (so as to clearly not favour either side by where exactly it's thrown). ¹

3. Noun. (Ireland) the start time of a Gaelic football match, comparable to kick off in other games. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Throw-in

throw-in (current term)
throw a bone to
throw a fit
throw a party
throw a sickie
throw a spanner in the works
throw a tantrum
throw a wobbly
throw an eye

Literary usage of Throw-in

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1. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"More, however, is made of appearances by this class than by the others; for they throw in the good opinion of the gods, and will tell you of a shower of ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1829)
"1 throw in, Toi loi, &c. ... Toi loi, &c, To his dies my hooks I throw in, And collar his dragons clear away ; And his onions,M chain, and key. ..."

3. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1880)
"To keep your children alive and attentive, throw in plenty of stories, and remember that all success in teaching, either in or out of school, lies in a deep ..."

4. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1849)
"throw in provisions, the other to prevent its being done without their observation. 27. When they heard at Athens the circumstances of the army, ..."

5. American Politics (non-partisan) from the Beginning to Date: Embodying a by Thomas Valentine Cooper (1892)
"In all the statistics in regard to common school education there is one little weakness resulting from the fact that we have to throw in that class men who ..."

6. Trukese-English Dictionary by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"fighting for disarming an opponent hold or throw in hand-to-hand slashing ... a throw (in fighting) hands and throws him forward from in which one catches ..."

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