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Meaning of throwing stick

throw'ing stick"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a short, straight or curved stick, flat or cylindrical in form, often having a hand grip, and used generally in preliterate societies as a hunting weapon to throw at birds and small game.
  2. a boomerang.
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