Pronunciation: (bOO'mu-rang"), [key]
1. a bent or curved piece of tough wood used by the Australian Aborigines as a throwing club, one form of which can be thrown so as to return to the thrower.
2. something, as a scheme or argument, that does injury to the originator.
a. a mobile platform, adjustable to different levels, for painting scenery.
b. a batten, usually suspended vertically in the wings, for holding lighting units.
1. to come back or return, as a boomerang.
2. to cause harm to the originator; backfire.
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