Definition of throwing stick in English:

throwing stick


  • A stick used by Australian Aborigines to throw a spear with more force.

    ‘their spears were longer and they carried a throwing stick’
    • ‘We find representations or stencils of hands or artefacts such as boomerangs, throwing sticks or nets.’
    • ‘His throwing stick was below it on the hillside and his extra spears were scattered around him.’
    • ‘Naturally, when with a great deal of pains a throwing stick had been made out of carefully chosen wood, the hunter did not want to lose it.’
    • ‘I envy the Aborigine his ability to survive the outback spaces with his knowledge and a throwing stick.’
    • ‘When our party first mounted the cliffs, a throwing stick, a broken spear, and some stones were found.’