Defenestration is a word for the act of throwing something or someone out of a window. Yes, there's actually a word for that.

Fenestra is the Latin word for window. So that's how we came up with defenestration, the frighteningly specific word for throwing someone out a window. Perhaps you've heard of the famous Defenestration of Prague, which helped launch the 30 Years' War? If not, don't worry. This isn't a word you'll need to use very often, unless there are a lot of people and things being tossed out of the windows in your life.

Definitions of defenestration
  1. noun
    the act of throwing someone or something out of a window
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    type of:
    ejection, exclusion, expulsion, riddance
    the act of forcing out someone or something
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