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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a primitive device for hurling a spear with greater leverage, consisting of a rod with a groove in it and a hook or projection at the back end to hold the weapon until its release
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|Noun||1.||throwing stick - a device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear|
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
|2.||throwing stick - a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower|
projectile, missile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
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