throwing-knife

noun

variants or throwing-iron
ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗(⸗)
: a knifelike weapon often with several blades set at different angles that is used by some central African people for casting at an enemy or animal

Word History

Etymology

throwing (gerund of throw entry 1) + knife or iron

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“Throwing-knife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throwing-knife. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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