Throwing engine

(Pottery) a machine on which earthenware is first rudely shaped by the hand of the potter from a mass of clay revolving rapidly on a disk or table carried by a vertical spindle; a potter's wheel.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Jointly, a company called Projectile Throwing Engines in Fort Worth, Tex., and the University of Texas in Arlington are planning to develop a fun-size trebuchet that relies on a basket counterweight design.