obsolete : either of two ancient Roman weapons:
: a short javelin having a thong by which it could be recovered after it was hurled
: a game resembling hurling and popular in Tudor England

Word History


Middle English hurlebat, from hurlen to hurl + bat

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“Hurlbat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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