Definition of boomerang noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

boomerang

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NAmE//ˈbuməˌræŋ//
 
 
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a curved, flat piece of wood that you throw and that can fly in a circle and come back to you. Boomerangs were first used by Australian Aborigines as weapons when they were hunting. The plan had a boomerang effect (= caused unexpected harm to the person responsible for it).
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