dart thrower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dart thrower a device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear
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Usage

In literature:

Then I got in range of them quick-firin' dart throwers belongin' to Miss Myra Burr.
"Wilt Thou Torchy" by Sewell Ford
This suggests, of course, that this may have been a dart for use with a thrower or atlatl.
"A Burial Cave in Baja California" by William C. Massey
The dart-throwers hastened to the next act of the tragedy.
"Spanish Highways and Byways" by Katharine Lee Bates
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