- (Britain) A start in a hunt or a race.
- (handball) A throw taken from the centre line which resumes play after each goal and at the start of each period.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for throw-off in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)