What does thrower mean?

Definitions for thrower

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word thrower.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. throwster, throwernoun

    a person who twists silk or rayon filaments into a thread or yarn

  2. throwernoun

    someone who projects something (especially by a rapid motion of the arm)

  3. potter, thrower, ceramicist, ceramistnoun

    a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln


  1. throwernoun

    Someone who throws.

  2. throwernoun

    Something that throws.

  3. throwernoun

    One who throws or twists silk; a throwster.

  4. throwernoun

    One who shapes vessels on a throwing engine.

  5. throwernoun

    A bowler who illegally throws the ball instead of bowling it.

  6. throwernoun

    The pitcher.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Throwernoun

    One that throws.

    Etymology: from throw.

    Since fate, against thy better disposition,
    Hath made thy person for the thrower out
    Of my poor babe;
    Places remote enough are in Bohemia,
    There weep, or leave it crying. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.


  1. Thrower

    Thrower is a surname.


  1. thrower

    A thrower is an individual or device that propels or hurls an object, such as a ball, spear, discus, or javelin, through the air. In sports context, it could refer to a player in a specific position responsible for launching a ball or other equipment. The term might also be applied to certain types of machinery designed to throw, fling, or shoot materials or objects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Throwernoun

    one who throws. Specifically: (a) One who throws or twists silk; a throwster. (b) One who shapes vessels on a throwing engine

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Thrower is ranked #6828 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Thrower surname appeared 4,938 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Thrower.

    55.6% or 2,749 total occurrences were White.
    39.5% or 1,953 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 119 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 63 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 30 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 24 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrower in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thrower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of thrower in a Sentence

  1. Kyle Shanahan:

    That’s a fine line when you have someone who is as talented of a thrower as Jimmy, he does n’t feel the same way always in the heat of the battle, that he ca n’t make that throw. Now when you watch it on tape and stuff, then he ’ll see it.

  2. Bret Bielema:

    Reynolds is a very talented, accurate thrower, he’s got a lot of skill around him both at the running back and wide receiver position.

  3. Sergei Litvinov:

    The situation has grown over time. We had athletes before who were ready to talk a lot about doping, like the discus thrower Darya Pishchalnikova.

  4. Bennie Thompson:

    I have no problem working with my House Republican colleagues. I have developed what I think is a reasonable temperament in trying to get things done, i tend not to be a bomb thrower. I give people on my committee the opportunity to express their opinion. If they want to spend their five minutes being stupid, that's to the detriment of the constituents they represent, but we go forward.

  5. Loni Love:

    Tamera and I live really close, she just recently had the baby so I always go there and see the kids, adrienne is our party-thrower, but she’s in and out [of the area], so when she’s in New Yorkwe always go to her house. Jeannie likes to go out too. I don’t have a problem hanging out with any of my co-hosts, but I do like to give them space and time for their friends and family outside of work, too.

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