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atlatl Syllabification: at·latl
Pronunciation: /ˌätˈlätl/

Definition of atlatl in English:

noun

1A stick used by Eskimos and early American Indians to propel a spear or dart.
1.1A device similar to the atlatl used in modern sport.

Origin

Nahuatl atlatl 'spear-thrower'.

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