atlatl
noun Etymology: Nahuatl ahtlatl Date: 1871 a device for throwing a spear or dart that consists of a rod or board with a projection (as a hook or thong) at the rear end to hold the weapon in place until released

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  • atlatl — Throwing stick Throw ing stick (Anthropol.) An instrument used by various savage races for throwing a spear; called also {throw stick} and {spear thrower}. One end of the stick receives the butt of the spear, as upon a hook or thong, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • atlatl — /ˈætlætl/ (say atlatl) noun a device used by the indigenous people of central America for throwing a spear or dart. {Nahuatl} …   Australian English dictionary

  • atlatl — ˈatˌlatəl, ätˌlä noun ( s) Etymology: of Uto Aztecan origin; akin to Nahuatl atlatl spear thrower : throwing stick; specifically : the spear thrower of ancient Mexico …   Useful english dictionary

  • atlatl — /aht laht l/, n. Archaeol. spear thrower (def. 2). [1870 75; < Nahuatl ahtlatl] * * * …   Universalium

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