from The Century Dictionary.

  • To throw with a jerk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To throw with a jerk; to throw edge foremost.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To throw with a jerk; to throw edge foremost.


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  • v: to throw; to thrust; to drive.

    -1828 webster's

    July 26, 2008

  • Oh my! *quivering with joy*

    July 26, 2008

  • Wow.

    July 26, 2008

  • well! that's probably the best reaction to having listed a word one could hope for. better when one of its definitions is "to thrust."

    July 26, 2008

  • a lovely word, but a citation would be helpful. Just what sort of throw, thrusting, and driving are we talking about?

    July 26, 2008

  • in 1913, webster's revised unabridged dictionary adds "to throw with a jerk; to throw edge foremost." sounds like an early synonym of fling.

    a hard thing to google, what with the squires and squirrels about!

    July 26, 2008

  • Does it say where you can acquire the jerk?

    July 29, 2008

  • *snort*

    July 29, 2008

  • I think we have a few jerks to spare over here, rt.

    July 30, 2008