atlatls

atlatl

[aht-laht-l]
noun Archaeology.
spear-thrower ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1870–75; < Nahuatl ahtlatl

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atlatl
Native American throwing stick, 1871, from Nahuatl (Aztec) atlatl "spear-thrower."
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