Throw (disambiguation)

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Throwing is the launching of a ballistic projectile by hand.

Throwing launching of a projectile by hand

Throwing is the launching of a ballistic projectile by hand. This action is only possible for animals with the ability to grasp objects with their hands.


Throw, thrown, or throwing may also refer to:


Throw (band) punk band from the Philippines

Throw is a four-piece hardcore punk band from the Philippines.

Stabbing Westward American band from Macomb, Illinois

Stabbing Westward is an American industrial rock band. Christopher Hall and Walter Flakus formed the band in 1986 in Macomb, Illinois. The band released an extended play in 1992, followed by four studio albums from 1994 to 2001. Stabbing Westward announced a dissolution on February 9, 2002. Two compilation albums were later released in 2003. Stabbing Westward reunited in 2016 to celebrate their 30th anniversary together, and has since continued to perform live shows.

<i>Ungod</i> 1994 studio album by Stabbing Westward

Ungod is the debut album by American industrial rock band Stabbing Westward. The album was recorded in six weeks in Chiswick, England in 1993, and released by Columbia Records on February 15, 1994. With adequate album sales and touring with the likes of Depeche Mode, a second album, Wither Blister Burn & Peel, was released in 1996. The guitar line in the chorus of the song "Ungod" was later used in Filter's song "Hey Man Nice Shot" in 1995. Stuart Zechman, who was also playing guitar for Filter at the time, took the riff and showed it to Stabbing Westward who ended up using it as well.

Science and engineering

Vertical displacement

In tectonics, vertical displacement is the shifting of land in a vertical direction, resulting in a long term change in elevation. Two types of vertical displacement are uplift, an increase in elevation, and subsidence, a decrease in elevation. Vertical displacement may result from tectonic activity, sinking due to an increased load or isostatic rebound due to load removal. In faulting the vertical displacement along the fault trace is referred to as the throw of the fault.


Throw (grappling) martial arts term for a grappling technique

In martial arts, a throw is a grappling technique that involves off-balancing or lifting an opponent, and throwing them to the ground, in Japanese martial arts referred to as nage-waza, 投げ技, "throwing technique". Throws usually involve a rotating motion, the practitioner performing the throw disconnects with the opponent, and ends balanced and on their feet as opposed to a takedown where both finish on the ground. Throws can however also be followed into a top position, in which case the person executing the throw does not disengage from the opponent. Certain throwing techniques called sacrifice throws involve putting oneself in a potentially disadvantageous position, such as on the ground, in order to execute a throw.

In the sport of cricket, throwing, commonly referred to as chucking, is an illegal bowling action which occurs when a bowler straightens the bowling arm when delivering the ball. The Laws of Cricket specify that only the rotation of the shoulder can be used to impart velocity to the ball – a bowler's arm must not extend during the bowling action. If the umpire deems that the ball has been thrown, they will call a no-ball which means the batsman cannot be given out from that delivery. Current regulations of the International Cricket Council (ICC) set the legal limit of 15 degrees of permissible straightening of the elbow joint for all bowlers in international cricket. This law applies between the point at which the bowling arm passes above shoulder height and the point at which the ball is released. The limit is to allow some natural flexing of the elbow joint which happens during the course of legal delivery.


Mardi Gras throws small gifts or trinkets passed out during Mardi Gras parades

Mardi Gras throws are strings of beads, doubloons, cups, or other trinkets passed out or thrown from the floats in the New Orleans Mardi Gras, the Mobile Mardi Gras and parades all throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States, to spectators lining the streets. The "gaudy plastic jewelry, toys, and other mementos [are] tossed to the crowds from parading floats". "The goodies, or 'throws,' consist of necklaces of plastic beads, coins called doubloons, which are stamped with krewes' logos, parade themes and the year, plus an array of plastic cups and toys such as Frisbees or figurines". The cups that are used as throws are sometimes referred to as New Orleans dinnerware.

English knitting, also known as right-hand knitting or throwing, is a style of Western knitting where the yarn to be knit into the fabric is carried in the right hand. This style is prevalent throughout the English-speaking world, though it is by no means universal.

Throw (projector) distance of a movie projector from the screen

In film terminology, throw is the distance between a movie projector lens and its screen. It is the distance the image is thrown onto the screen, and it has a large effect on screen size. Home theatre installations may often have an incorrect throw distance in the room but this can be corrected by use of a short throw lens. There are also "long throw" lenses available.

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