One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Aboriginal stick used to throw a spear with additional force.‘they hunted with a variety of implements including spear-throwers and nonreturning boomerangs’
- ‘I can show you how to use a sling and a spear-thrower.’
- ‘During the Mesolithic, sophisticated hunting tools, including the spear thrower and the bow and arrow, were invented, the latter about 12,000 years ago.’
- ‘He was born in full array with his shield and spear thrower.’
- ‘Probably the most sophisticated device in general use is the spear thrower.’
- ‘The spear that was thrown 42m had a light antler head and was thrown with the aid of a spear thrower.’
- ‘They were adapted to running down prey before spear throwers or bows were invented.’
- ‘It occurred around 4,000 years ago, with such changes as the introduction of the spear thrower, and the arrival of the dingo.’
- ‘It was probably developed in conjunction with the invention of the spear thrower.’
- ‘Surprisingly, the grave also contained numerous weapons, including two massive war clubs and 23 spear throwers.’
- ‘"These are among the most elaborate spear throwers we've ever seen," he said.’
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