woomera

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

Definition of woomera

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Woomera

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

Definition of Woomera (Entry 2 of 2)

town west of Lake Torrens in South Australia population 216

First Known Use of woomera

Noun

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for woomera

Noun

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 6 Aug. 2020.

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