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sling 1

a. A weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a stone is whirled and then let fly.
b. A slingshot.
2. A looped rope, strap, or chain for supporting, cradling, or hoisting something, especially:
a. A band suspended from the neck to support an injured arm or hand.
b. A length of fabric worn on the body for carrying an infant.
c. A strap of a shoe that fits over the heel.
d. A strap used to carry a rifle over the shoulder.
e. Nautical A rope or chain that attaches to the mast and supports a yard.
3. The act of hurling something.
tr.v. slung (slŭng), sling·ing, slings
a. To hurl with a sling: sling stones.
b. To throw or fling: "He ripped out the fish guts and slung them to the gulls" (Donna Morrissey).
a. To move by means of a sling; raise or lower in a sling: sling cargo into a hold.
b. To place in a hanging or supported position: sling a towel over one's shoulder.
slings and arrows
Difficulties or hardships.

[Middle English slinge.]

sling′er n.

sling 2

A drink consisting of brandy, whiskey, or gin, sweetened and usually lemon-flavored.

[Origin unknown.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slinger - a person who uses a sling to throw somethingslinger - a person who uses a sling to throw something
thrower - someone who projects something (especially by a rapid motion of the arm)
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