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hurl

 (hûrl)
v. hurled, hurl·ing, hurls
v.tr.
1. To throw with great force; fling. See Synonyms at throw.
2. To cause to move with great force or violence: The bus's sudden stop hurled the passengers to the floor.
3. To send with great vigor; thrust: hurled the army against the enemy.
4. To utter vehemently: hurled insults at the speaker.
5. Slang To vomit (the contents of the stomach).
v.intr.
1. To move with great speed, force, or violence; hurtle.
2. To throw something with force.
3. Slang To vomit.
4. Baseball To pitch the ball.

[Middle English hurlen.]

hurl n.
hurl′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hurler - (baseball) the person who does the pitchinghurler - (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
softball game, softball - a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
ballplayer, baseball player - an athlete who plays baseball
left hander, left-handed pitcher, lefthander, left-hander, southpaw, lefty - a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
right-handed pitcher, right-hander - (baseball) a pitcher who throws with the right hand
relief pitcher, reliever, fireman - a pitcher who does not start the game
screwballer - (baseball) a pitcher who throws screwballs
starting pitcher - (baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game
thrower - someone who projects something (especially by a rapid motion of the arm)
References in classic literature ?
Thereby the weapon is instantly at hand to its hurler, who snatches it up as readily from its rest as a backwoodsman swings his rifle from the wall.
Kennedy captained Tipperary under-21 footballers, played senior Championship football and won two county medals and a Munster club football title with Clonmel Commercials before he appeared for the senior hurlers.
At the festival, hurlers from the Portland-based Columbia Red Branch and the Benton Brigade were on hand to give residents a crash course in the game that became a crucial part of Irish history.
The hurlers came to the aid of the footballers last winter and went on strike in protest at the appointment of football boss Teddy Holland.
It would be great if this was our breakthrough year because they're a great bunch of lads who deserve the same type of recognition that the hurlers get.
Walsh, 34, enters his 17th season of senior inter-county action having first appeared for the county footballers in 2002 before defecting to the hurlers the following year.
I train a night each with the hurlers and the footballers during the week and a night with each on the weekend.
Liam Griffin and Tony Dempsey have managed both the Wexford hurlers and footballers, while former GAA president Nickey Brennan also had stints in charge of Kilkenny flagship teams in either code, as did Sean Boylan in Meath.
MEATH chief Sean Boylan sat back and scowled a fortnight ago as he watched Cork's hurlers take the All Ireland crown.
Connolly, who famously captained Galway's 1980 All-Ireland winning team, said he struggled to deal with the stigma that was attached to the county's hurlers after six final defeats since 1988.
Former GAA president Nickey Brennan managed both the Kilkenny hurlers and footballers, while Liam Griffin and Tony Dempsey took charge of the Wexford footballers before achieving e ballers, nd arge ers greater notoriety with their hurlers.
COLM COLLINS is hoping to match the achievement of Clare's hurlers by reaching the provincial final with a first win over Kerry in his time in charge.