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woom·er·a

 (wo͝om′ər-ə) also wom·er·a (wŏm′-)
n.
A hooked wooden stick used by Aboriginal peoples of Australia for hurling a spear or dart.

[Dharuk wamara.]

woomera

(ˈwʊmərə) or

womera

n
(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]

Woomera

(ˈwʊmərə)
n
(Placename) a town in South Australia: site of the Long Range Weapons Establishment. Pop: 602 (2001)

woom•er•a

(ˈwʊm ər ə)

also womera



n., pl. -er•as.
a notched stick used by Australian Aborigines to propel spears or darts.
[1810–20; < Dharuk wu-ma-ra]
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