What does boomerang mean?

Definitions for boomerang
ˈbu məˌræŋboomerang

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boomerang, throwing stick, throw sticknoun

    a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower

  2. backfire, boomerangverb

    a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

  3. boomerangverb

    return to the initial position from where it came; like a boomerang

Wiktionary

  1. boomerangnoun

    A flat curved airfoil, that spins about an axis perpendicular to the direction of flight, that was originally used in various parts of the world as hunting weapons or, in returnable types, for sports or training.

  2. boomerangverb

    To return to the starting point.

  3. boomerangverb

    To travel in a curved path.

  4. boomerangverb

    To return or rebound unexpectedly, especially when the result is undesired; to backfire.

  5. Etymology: From the Australian Aboriginal language, bumariny.

Wikipedia

  1. Boomerang

    A boomerang () is a thrown tool, typically constructed with aerofoil sections and designed to spin about an axis perpendicular to the direction of its flight. A returning boomerang is designed to return to the thrower, while a non-returning boomerang is designed as a weapon to be thrown straight and is traditionally used by some Aboriginal Australians for hunting. Historically, boomerangs have been used for hunting, sport, and entertainment and are made in various shapes and sizes to suit different purposes. Although considered an Australian icon, ancient boomerangs have also been discovered in Africa, the Americas, and Eurasia.

ChatGPT

  1. boomerang

    A boomerang is a curved flat tool designed to be thrown into the air in such a way that it returns to the person who threw it. Originating from indigenous Australians, it is often associated with hunting and recreational activities. However, not all boomerangs are designed to return to the thrower.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boomerangnoun

    a very singular missile weapon used by the natives of Australia and in some parts of India. It is usually a curved stick of hard wood, from twenty to thirty inches in length, from two to three inches wide, and half or three quarters of an inch thick. When thrown from the hand with a quick rotary motion, it describes very remarkable curves, according to the shape of the instrument and the manner of throwing it, often moving nearly horizontally a long distance, then curving upward to a considerable height, and finally taking a retrograde direction, so as to fall near the place from which it was thrown, or even far in the rear of it

Wikidata

  1. Boomerang

    A boomerang is a thrown tool, typically constructed as a flat aerofoil, that is designed to spin about an axis perpendicular to the direction of its flight. A returning boomerang is designed to circle back to the thrower. Boomerangs have been historically used for hunting, as well as sport, and entertainment. They are commonly thought of as an Australian icon.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Boomerang

    a missile of hard curved wood used by the Australian aborigines of 2½ ft. long; a deadly weapon, so constructed that, though thrown forward, it takes a whirling course upwards till it stops, when it returns with a swoop and falls in the rear of the thrower.

CrunchBase

  1. Boomerang

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Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. boomerang

    A very singular missile weapon used by the natives of Australia. It is made of hard wood, usually from 20 to 30 inches in length, from 2 to 3 inches wide, and 1⁄2 or 3⁄4 of an inch thick. It is curved or bent in the middle at an angle of from 100° to 140°. When thrown from the hand with a quick rotary motion, it describes very remarkable curves, according to the shape of the instrument and the manner of throwing it, often moving nearly horizontally a long distance, then curving upward to a considerable height, and finally taking a retrograde direction, so as to fall near the place from which it was thrown, or even very far in the rear of it.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boomerang in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boomerang in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of boomerang in a Sentence

  1. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    I'd like to warn Russia, which is giving air support to the YPG in its advance on Azaz, not to use this terrorist group against the innocent people of Syria and Turkey, russia condemned yesterday's attack, but it is not enough. All those who intend to use terrorist organizations as proxies should know that this game of terror will turn around like a boomerang and hit them first.

  2. Rich Goldberg:

    If you wanted to try to design sanctions that would have maximum impact on Putin today and Russia today and over the long term, while trying to minimize the boomerang effect on the U.S. economy or on our allies in other parts of the planet, you could apply the same model to Russia.

  3. Rachel Maddow:

    It’s a boomerang, because it’s apparently an ongoing, concerted Republican and pro-Trump project to try to turn the investigation of the Russia scandal into some kind of scandal itself.

  4. Author Unknown:

    Hatred is a boomerang which is sure to hit you harder than the one at whom you throw it.

  5. David Bossie:

    I believe that the overreach that Democrats will show every American will have a boomerang effect. There could be some political benefit to The President when the American people are educated as to the ridiculous nature of what they are doing, it energizes our base, but it also speaks directly to those very few people in the middle in those very important swing states.

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