throwing stick

throwing stick
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Australia and New Zealand. English-Russian dictionary of regional studies. 2014.

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  • Throwing stick — Throw ing stick (Anthropol.) An instrument used by various savage races for throwing a spear; called also {throw stick} and {spear thrower}. One end of the stick receives the butt of the spear, as upon a hook or thong, and the other end is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Throwing stick — The throwing stick is one of the first weapons used by early humans and cultures all around the world. In essence, it is a short stave or wooden club thrown as a projectile to hunt small game such as rabbits or waterfowl. In flight, it rotates… …   Wikipedia

  • throwing stick — noun 1. a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower • Syn: ↑boomerang, ↑throw stick • Derivationally related forms: ↑boomerang (for: ↑boomerang) • Regions: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • throwing-stick — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. or throwing board ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ : a device for throwing a spear or dart consisting of a rod or board with a groove on the upper surface and a hook, thong, or projection at the rear end to hold the weapon in place until its …   Useful english dictionary

  • throwing stick — 1. a short, straight or curved stick, flat or cylindrical in form, often having a hand grip, and used generally in preliterate societies as a hunting weapon to throw at birds and small game. 2. Australian. a boomerang. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • throwing stick — /ˈθroʊɪŋ stɪk/ (say throhing stik) noun 1. an Aboriginal wooden implement, designed to be thrown at birds or small animals to kill or immobilise them; non returning boomerang. 2. an Aboriginal wooden implement with which a spear or dart is thrown …  

  • boilie throwing stick — a foot long stick with a curved channel at the top where boilies are placed. An over the shoulder swing with the channel forward throws boilies into the swim …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • throwing board — noun a device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear • Syn: ↑throwing stick, ↑spear thrower, ↑dart thrower • Hypernyms: ↑device …   Useful english dictionary

  • throwing-board — noun see throwing stick 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw stick — Throwing stick Throw ing stick (Anthropol.) An instrument used by various savage races for throwing a spear; called also {throw stick} and {spear thrower}. One end of the stick receives the butt of the spear, as upon a hook or thong, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Throwing axe — A throwing axe is an axe that is used primarily as a missile weapon. Usually, they are thrown in an overhand motion (much like throwing a baseball) in a manner that causes the axe to rotate as it travels through the air.The throwing axe was first …   Wikipedia


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