throwing-stick

noun

1
or throwing-board
ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗
: a device for throwing a spear or dart consisting of a rod or board with a groove on the upper surface and a hook, thong, or projection at the rear end to hold the weapon in place until its release

called also dart thrower, spear-thrower

2
: a wooden weapon in the form of a simple club or of an S-shaped, angular, or curved stick that is thrown by hand compare war club

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“Throwing-stick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throwing-stick. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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