Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to slingshot: Slingbox


A Y-shaped stick or frame having an elastic strap attached to the prongs, used for flinging small projectiles.


1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) US and Canadian a Y-shaped implement with a loop of elastic fastened to the ends of the two prongs, used mainly by children for shooting small stones, etc. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): catapult
2. another name for sling11



a Y-shaped stick with an elastic strip between the prongs for shooting small missiles.
[1840–50, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slingshot - a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the armsslingshot - a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with


[ˈslɪŋʃɒt] N
1. (= weapon) → honda f; (= shot) → hondazo m
2. (US) (= catapult) → tirador m, tirachinas m inv


[ˈslɪŋʃɒt] n (US)fronde f, lance-pierre m


(sliŋ) noun
1. a type of bandage hanging from the neck or shoulders to support an injured arm. He had his broken arm in a sling.
2. a band of cloth etc worn over the shoulder for supporting a rifle etc on the back.
3. a looped arrangement of ropes, chains etc for supporting, hoisting, carrying and lowering heavy objects.
verbpast tense, past participle slung (slaŋ)
1. to throw violently. The boy slung a stone at the dog.
2. to support, hang or swing by means of a strap, sling etc. He had a camera and binoculars slung round his neck.
ˈslingshot noun
(American) a catapult.
References in classic literature ?
There was an oil stove in the little cupboard of a room, and they had some supper; and then about eleven o'clock at night they sallied forth together, by a rear entrance to the place, Duane armed with a slingshot.
Slingshot operation was discovered after researchers found a suspicious keylogger
Nicknamed Slingshot, the code spies on PCs through a multi-layer attack that targets MikroTik routers.
The Slingshot operation was discovered after researchers found a suspicious keylogger programme and created a behavioral detection signature to see if that code appeared anywhere else.
According to Kaspersky, the most remarkable thing about Slingshot is probably its unusual attack vector.
PESHAWAR -- The traditional slingshot called 'Leenda' in local dialect is still an important tool for farmers in remote villages of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata to drive away flocks of grain-devouring birds from damaging the standing crops.
The vehicle will be offered at Polaris Slingshot dealers throughout the United States and Canada starting in early March 2018, priced from USD29,999.
The top 20 picks will have a chance to showcase their products and services at the DTIs SlingShot ASEAN scheduled on 20 October 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).
The youths in tribal dominated district -- Jhabua -- in western MP have offered their traditional expertise in Gofan -- similar to a slingshot by using a looped cord with a knitted bag attached to the one end.
Performance and Slingshot have combined to provide a larger asset base and broader geographic reach to support their customers across the oilfield.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 15, 2017-Pelican Energy Partners Merges Performance Wellhead and Frac Components, Slingshot Supply
bolstered the second staging of Slingshot Philippines 2016, the two-day National Summit on Startups and Innovation covering the fields of agriculture, biotechnology, electronics, and digital startups, among others.