a tremendously singular missile weapon used by the locals of Australian Continent plus in some areas of Asia it is almost always a curved stick of real wood from twenty to thirty inches in length from two to three ins broad and half or three-quarters of an inch thick When tossed through the hand with an instant rotary movement it defines really remarkable curves in accordance with the shape of the instrument while the method of putting it usually going almost horizontally an extended length after that curving upward to a substantial level and finally using a retrograde course in order to fall nearby the destination from which it was tossed or even far in the back from it
- return to the initial position from where it came; like a boomerang
- a curved bit of wood; when correctly tossed will return to thrower
- a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
- A very singular missile weapon used by the natives of Australian continent as well as in some areas of India. It is usually a curved stick of wood, from twenty to thirty inches in length, from 2 to 3 ins wide, and half or three-quarters of an inch thick. When tossed through the hand with an instant rotary motion, it describes extremely remarkable curves, based on the form of the tool plus the method of throwing it, frequently moving nearly horizontally a lengthy length, then curving up to a large height, last but not least taking a retrograde path, in order to fall near the destination from where it was tossed, if not far when you look at the rear of it.
1827, adjusted from an extinct Aboriginal languages of New South Wales, Australian Continent. Another variation, maybe, had been wo-mur-rang (1798).
- 1880, from boomerang (n.).
Boomerang [Reginald Hudlin]
(letter.) An extremely singular missile gun used by the natives of Australian Continent plus some areas of India. It is almost always a curved stick of hard wood, from twenty to thirty inches in length, from 2 to 3 ins wide, and half or three quarters of an inch dense. When thrown through the hand with an instant rotary motion, it defines really remarkable curves, based on the model of the instrument in addition to method of tossing it, often moving nearly horizontally an extended length, then curving upward to a substantial level, and finally taking a retrograde way, in order to fall near the destination where it was thrown, and sometimes even far within the back from it.
They did not possess the boomerang or woomerah, and they had no boats.