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[throh-er] /ˈθroʊ ər/
a person or thing that throws.
flinger (def 2).
Origin of thrower
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see throw, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is a thread-ball thrown at a mark, but the other end remains in the thrower's bag.
  • The program then maneuvers the vehicle accordingly, angling it so it bounces toward the thrower.
  • If the thrower gets the stone off to a bad start, spin can bring it into better position before it hits the water.
  • He's not a seeker of objectivity or of constructive discussion, he's a propagandist, an ideological bomb-thrower.
  • You're a petulant bomb-thrower who wants to snarl and point rather than offer arguments.
  • Police release video, aim to find suspected chair-thrower.
  • Trap shooters stand at one of five stations located on a much narrower arc behind a single hidden thrower.
  • The spear thrower added length and power to the hunter's arm.
  • Shotgun shooters must provide their own clay targets and thrower.
  • Pinto hunters attached the points to a wooden spear shaft and used a spear thrower, or atlatl, to propel the spear.

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