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atlatl

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noun at·latl \ˈät-ˌlä-təl\

Definition of atlatl

  1. :  a device for throwing a spear or dart that consists of a rod or board with a projection (as a hook) at the rear end to hold the weapon in place until released



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Origin and Etymology of atlatl

Nahuatl ahtlatl


First Known Use: 1871

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