woomera

noun
woom·​era | \ ˈwu̇-mə-rə How to pronounce woomera (audio) \
variants: or less commonly wommera \ ˈwä-​mə-​rə How to pronounce woomera (audio) \

Definition of woomera

: a wooden rod with a hooked end used by Australian aborigines for throwing a spear

First Known Use of woomera

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for woomera

Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) wamara

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“Woomera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woomera. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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Woomera geographical name

Woom·​era | \ ˈwu̇-mə-rə How to pronounce Woomera (audio) \

Definition of Woomera

town west of Lake Torrens in South Australia population 216

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