Throw Throw, n. 1. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast. [1913 Webster]

He heaved a stone, and, rising to the throw, He sent it in a whirlwind at the foe. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. A stroke; a blow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Nor shield defend the thunder of his throws. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw. [1913 Webster]

4. A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw. [1913 Webster]

5. An effort; a violent sally. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Your youth admires The throws and swellings of a Roman soul. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

6. (Mach.) The extreme movement given to a sliding or vibrating reciprocating piece by a cam, crank, eccentric, or the like; travel; stroke; as, the throw of a slide valve. Also, frequently, the length of the radius of a crank, or the eccentricity of an eccentric; as, the throw of the crank of a steam engine is equal to half the stroke of the piston. [1913 Webster]

7. (Pottery) A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d {Jigger}, 2 (a) . [1913 Webster]

8. A turner's lathe; a throwe. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

9. (Mining) The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; -- according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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