Throw

Throw

, n. 1. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast.
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He heaved a stone, and, rising to the throw,
He sent it in a whirlwind at the foe.
Addison.
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2. A stroke; a blow. [Obs.]
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Nor shield defend the thunder of his throws.
Spenser.
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3. The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw.
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4. A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw.
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5. An effort; a violent sally. [Obs.]
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Your youth admires
The throws and swellings of a Roman soul.
Addison.
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6. (Mach.) The extreme movement given to a sliding or vibrating reciprocating piece by a cam, crank, eccentric, or the like; travel; stroke; as, the throw of a slide valve. Also, frequently, the length of the radius of a crank, or the eccentricity of an eccentric; as, the throw of the crank of a steam engine is equal to half the stroke of the piston.
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7. (Pottery) A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d Jigger, 2 (a).
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8. A turner's lathe; a throwe. [Prov. Eng.]
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9. (Mining) The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; -- according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow.
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