Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of club or cudgel, so called because whirled around the head. It does not appear that such a weapon was thrown.
- n. A bat or club with a broad curved end used in one form of game of hurling.
- n. A lightweight medieval throwing-axe
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete See whirlbat.
“On second thought, I don’t think a hurlbat is similar to a shurikan.”
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