Definition of Thrower

1. Noun. A person who twists silk or rayon filaments into a thread or yarn.

Exact synonyms: Throwster
Generic synonyms: Worker

2. Noun. Someone who projects something (especially by a rapid motion of the arm).
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Pelter, Hurler, Pitcher, Twirler, Slinger, Tosser
Derivative terms: Throw

3. Noun. A craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln.
Exact synonyms: Ceramicist, Ceramist, Potter
Generic synonyms: Artificer, Artisan, Craftsman, Journeyman
Specialized synonyms: Josiah Spode, Spode, Josiah Wedgwood, Wedgwood
Derivative terms: Ceramics, Ceramics, Throw

Definition of Thrower

1. n. One who throws. Specifically: (a) One who throws or twists silk; a throwster. (b) One who shapes vessels on a throwing engine.

Definition of Thrower

1. Noun. Someone who throws. ¹

2. Noun. Something that throws. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) One who throws or twists silk; a throwster. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) One who shapes vessels on a throwing engine. ¹

5. Noun. (cricket) A bowler who illegally throws the ball instead of bowling it. ¹

6. Noun. (baseball slang 1800s) The pitcher. ¹

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Definition of Thrower

1. one that throws [n -S] - See also: throws

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thrower

throw up
throw up one's hands
throwaway line
thrower (current term)
throwing away
throwing board
throwing down
throwing in the bark
throwing knife
throwing knives
throwing shapes
throwing signs
throwing stick

Literary usage of Thrower

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"Action by James L. Logan and others against ML thrower. Judgment for plaintiffs, and defendant brings error. Reversed. The petition of James L. Logan, ..."

2. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University by Zelia Nuttall (1904)
"THE ATLATL OR SPEAR-thrower USED BY THE ANCIENT MEXICANS. MY interest in the spear-thrower per se was first aroused \iy the perusal of Prof. ..."

3. Standard Or Head-dress?: An Historical Essay on a Relic of Ancient Mexico by Zelia Nuttall (1904)
"Mr interest in the per se was first aroused by the perusal of Prof. Otis T. Mason's important monograph "On the ..."

4. Outlines of the History of Art by Wilhelm L├╝bke, Clarence Cook (1877)
"Disk-thrower, after Myron. [1 " All the epigrams unite in praising especially its truthfulness and naturalness, and cannot enough exaggerate the possibility ..."

5. Ingenuity and Luxury by Henry Smith Williams, Edward Huntington Williams (1911)
"The more the clay is worked and molded by the thrower the better will be the ware, and any careless work on his part is likely to show in the finished piece ..."

6. Archeological Explorations in Northeastern Arizona by Alfred Vincent Kidder, Samuel James Guernsey (1919)
"THE SPEAR thrower, OR ATLATL The spear thrower with two-finger grip (made either by attaching loops, by cutting holes in the shaft, or by deeply notching ..."

7. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"But it is dangerous in the hands' of a novice, as it may return and strike the thrower. Hence the frequent application to the boomerang of the Shakespearean ..."

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