spear-thrower

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An atlatl (from Nahuatl atlatl ; in English pronounced or ) or spear-thrower is a tool that uses leverage to achieve greater velocity in spear-throwing, and includes a bearing surface which allows the user to transfer energy derived from muscular energy during the throw. It consists of a shaft with a handle on one end and a spur or cup on the other, against which the butt of the spear rests. The spear is thrown by the action of the upper arm and wrist in conjunction with a shift of balance of the body. An atlatl can readily cast a well made dart to ranges greater than 100 meters
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A lever used to increase the throwing distance and penetrating force of a spear; the separate handle of an atlatl. (The word atlatl is a two-part hunting weapon: a dart (short stout spear) with a separate lever/handle. The Aztec word atlatl described the compound weapon composed of both dart and lever/handle used in the Americas for thousands of years
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