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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.
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This Moroccan-inspired throw is finished with a soft fringe.
The favorite procedure was throwing at the goal from jumping with which she scored 19 goals from 24 throws and throwing at the goal from plunge with which she scored a number of 14 goals from 19 goals, and by the 7m throw she scored 2 goals from 3 throws (presented in figure 2).
After a general and a handball specific warm up of 20 min, the participants were asked to perform 10 valid (for each throwing technique) standing throws without run-up, standing throws with run-up, vertical jump throws, and pivot throws (jump throw take off with both legs after turning).
throw away 1 : to get rid of : discard 2 : squander, waste <Don't throw away your money.
Being told that you throw like a girl gives connotations of throws that are weak, without distance, accuracy and with bad technique.
At half-squat with the ball between your legs, stand up into a slightly-bent knee position and throw the ball backward behind your head.
I have used the cheap inflatable punching bag or you can use another pole to make them throw in between the poles if you choose.
NEW YORK -- At this month's textiles market, buyers saw a host of manufacturers going beyond themed throws and blankets with more fashion colors and fancier fabric choices, as well as new or expanded licensing deals.
Practice free throw percentages calculated were: (a) the overall practice percentage, (b) the percentage made on the first two free-throws attempted each time a player went to the line during practice to shoot a group of free-throws, and (c) the percentage made for all free-throws shot after the second free-throw in a practice grouping.
CHICAGO -- Choosing a short throw projector mount just got easier with the new Universal Short Throw Projector Mount Line from Peerless Industries, Inc.
Get your body moving in the direction of your throw.