Bullroarer



a wooden slat that produces a roaring sound when whirled around one’s head on the end of a string or thong, used by some peoples of the world in religious ceremonies and by others as a toy.
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Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various

noun
a wooden slat attached to a thong that makes a roaring sound when the thong is whirled: used esp by native Australians in religious rites

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