Boomerang



a bent or curved piece of tough wood used by the Australian Aborigines as a throwing club, one form of which can be thrown so as to return to the thrower.
something, as a scheme or argument, that does injury to the originator.
Theater.

a mobile platform, adjustable to different levels, for painting scenery.
a batten, usually suspended vertically in the wings, for holding lighting units.

to come back or return, as a boomerang.
to cause harm to the originator; backfire.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

The Consumer Viewpoint Mildred Maddocks
It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
Copyright: Its History and Its Law Richard Rogers Bowker
Gigolo Edna Ferber
Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne
Twice Lost W.H.G. Kingston
Vision House C. N. Williamson
Twice Lost W.H.G. Kingston
Sea-Hounds Lewis R. Freeman

noun
a curved flat wooden missile of native Australians, which can be made to return to the thrower
an action or statement that recoils on its originator
verb
(intransitive) to recoil or return unexpectedly, causing harm to its originator; backfire
n.
v.

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