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Noun: boomerang  'boo-mu,rang
  1. A curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
    - throwing stick, throw stick
  2. A miscalculation that recoils on its maker
    - backfire
Verb: boomerang  'boo-mu,rang
  1. Return to the initial position from where it came; like a boomerang

Derived forms: boomerangs, boomeranging, boomeranged

Type of: miscalculation, misestimation, misreckoning, missile, projectile, return

Encyclopedia: Boomerang, Elizabeth Bay