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boomerang

noun [C]  /ˈbu·məˌræŋ/ us  
a curved stick that, when thrown, comes back toward the person who threw it
Translations of “boomerang”
in Spanish bumerán…
in French boomerang…
in German der Bumerang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 回力鏢,回飛棒…
in Russian бумеранг…
in Turkish fırlatıldığında geri gelen hafif kıvrımlı bir tahta, bumerang, fırlatgelsin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回飞镖,回飞棒…
in Polish bumerang…
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