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woom·er·a(wo͝om′ər-ə) also wom·er·a (wŏm′-)
A hooked wooden stick used by Aboriginal peoples of Australia for hurling a spear or dart.
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) Austral a type of notched stick used by native Australians to increase leverage and propulsion in the throwing of a spear
[from a native Australian language]
(Placename) a town in South Australia: site of the Long Range Weapons Establishment. Pop: 602 (2001)
woom•er•a(ˈwʊm ər ə)
n., pl. -er•as.
a notched stick used by Australian Aborigines to propel spears or darts.
[1810–20; < Dharuk wu-ma-ra]