throwing-knife

noun
variants: or throwing-iron \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗(⸗) \

Definition of throwing-knife

: 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

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History and Etymology for throwing-knife

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 10 Aug. 2022.

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