spear thrower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spear 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:

I was the best spear-thrower of Taaoa.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
But it is quite otherwise with his spear-thrower or his bull-roarer.
"Anthropology" by Robert Marett
Odin saw an old Bron cast a home-made spear with as much ease as a trained javelin-thrower back home.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
No spear thrower or bow and arrow was known.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
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