noun at·latl \ˈät-ˌlä-təl\

Definition of ATLATL

:  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

Illustration of ATLATL

Origin of ATLATL

Nahuatl ahtlatl
First Known Use: 1871

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt

Rhymes with ATLATL


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