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throw

1. an act or result of throwing dice
2. 
a. the eccentricity of a cam
b. the radial distance between the central axis of a crankshaft and the axis of a crankpin forming part of the shaft
3. a sheet of fabric used for draping over an easel or unfinished painting, etc., to keep the dust off
4. Geology the vertical displacement of rock strata at a fault
5. Physics the deflection of a measuring instrument as a result of a sudden fluctuation

throw

[thrō]
(engineering)
The scattering of fragments in a blasting operation.
(geology)
The vertical component of dip separation on a fault, or generally the amount of vertical displacement on any fault.
(mechanical engineering)
The maximum diameter of the circle moved by a rotary part.
(computer science)

throw

1. The horizontal or vertical axial distance an airstream travels after leaving an air outlet to the point where the airstream velocity is reduced to a specific value; also called blow.
2. The effective distance between a lighting fixture and the area being lighted.
3. The maximum distance that a bolt projects when it is fully extended.
References in classic literature ?
And my, how they did stare when the High Chamberlain threw open the doors and the visitors entered the Throne-Room!
He threw open the hall window, entered the dining-room, and stood aghast at the sight which met his eyes.
Ascending another flight of stairs, he threw open a door and signed to Jervase Helwyse that he should enter.
When all was finished he threw open his workshop, and admitted the towns people to behold what he had done.
Samuel Pickwick burst like another sun from his slumbers, threw open his chamber window, and looked out upon the world beneath.
Rebecca stole softly out of bed, crept to the window, threw open the blinds, and welcomed the rosy light that meant a cloudless morning.
We are not English," said my companion, watching me helplessly while I threw open the shutters of one of the divisions of the wide high window.
van der Luyden still wore black velvet and Venetian point when she went into society--or rather (since she never dined out) when she threw open her own doors to receive it.
A servant threw open a gate of the palace enclosure, that they might pass out; and so, with music and shouts following them, the journey was begun.
I will show you what a good job I did," and she went to a tall cupboard and threw open the doors.