Woomera definition

wŏm-
A hooked wooden stick used by Aboriginal peoples of Australia for hurling a spear or dart.
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A traditional spear-throwing device used by indigenous peoples of Australia.
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(Australia) An Australian spearthrower consisting of a stick with a hooked end.
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Area of South Australia used in Australia's rocket launch program.
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A town in South Australia, Australia located on the Nullabor Plain about 150 miles north of Adelaide.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
woomera
Plural:
woomeras

Origin of woomera

  • Dharuk wamara

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the local Aboriginal name for a spear-thrower

    From Wiktionary

  • From Dharug.

    From Wiktionary