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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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I clasped my throwing hand around the front of the glove as the ball came into the glove--just as my father instructed me to.
This contact with the pitching rubber is achieved by placing the back or throwing hand side foot touching the rubber on the home plate side.
It was directly followed by an attack of a group of gunmen opening fire and throwing hand grenades at the Directorate's policemen.
QUETTA, June 10, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Lashkar Balochistan has claimed the responsibility of terrorist bids including remote control bomb attack in Baldia Town Karachi and incident of throwing hand grenade at a house in Quetta.
QUETTA, June 10, 2010 (Frontier Star): Lashkar Balochistan has claimed the responsibility of terrorist bids including remote control bomb attack in Baldia Town Karachi and incident of throwing hand grenade at a house in Quetta.
Arizona State quarterback Rudy Carpenter threw the ball in practice Wednesday for the first time since he sprained the thumb on his throwing hand.
He suffered a minor bruise to his throwing hand against Notre Dame but is isn't expected to be hampered.
About 60 people were injured as Stone ran through Milltown Cemetery, firing shots and throwing hand grenades.
The back foot is on the same side as the throwing hand to provide a strong base from which to hurl the ball long with authority.
The Bolton boss split his finger open moving goal posts at the club's Euxton training ground this week and required two stitches in his throwing hand.
Foles broke his throwing hand against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
It is feared that the death toll could rise According to sources, 8 terrorists attacked in the area and exchanged gunfire with security officials before throwing hand grenades and there were reports that 4 terrorists were killed.