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From Classical Nahuatl ahtlatl
- IPA: /ɑtˈlɑtl̩/
atlatl (plural atlatls)
- A spear thrower: a wooden stick with a thong or perpendicularly protruding hook on the rear end that grips a grove or socket on the butt of its accompanying spear (or dart); intended to steady the spear immediately prior to throwing, to increase its potential range when thrown, and to increase its force of penetration of the target.
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Classical Nahuatl 
- Alternative spelling of ahtlatl.