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v. hurled, hurl·ing, hurls
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).
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.
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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)
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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.
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ADELAIDE, Australia, November 6, 2013 -- Research using special adult stem cells offers hope for better treatments for the devastating genetic disease known as Hurler's syndrome.
Researchers transplanted genetically modified hematopoietic stem cells into mice so that their developing red blood cells produce a critical lysosomal enzyme -preventing or reducing organ and central nervous system damage from the often-fatal genetic disorder Hurler's syndrome.
The game is simple; a hurler can scoop the ball on his stick and carry it the length of the field.