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Definition of Sling

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Sling Sling, n. [OE. slinge; akin to OD. slinge, D. slinger, OHG. slinga; cf. OF. eslingue, of German origin. See Sling, v. t.] 1. An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends, or with a string fastened to one end and a light stick to the other. The missile being lodged in a hole in the strap, the ends of the string are taken in the hand, and the whole whirled rapidly round until, by loosing one end, the missile is let fly with centrifugal force. 2. The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke. The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. --Shak. At one sling Of thy victorius arm, well-pleasing Son. --Milton. 3. A contrivance for sustaining anything by suspension; as: (a) A kind of hanging bandage put around the neck, in which a wounded arm or hand is supported. (b) A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with hooks, for suspending a barrel, bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering. (c) A strap attached to a firearm, for suspending it from the shoulder. (d) (Naut.) A band of rope or iron for securing a yard to a mast; -- chiefly in the plural. Sling cart, a kind of cart used to transport cannon and their carriages, large stones, machines, etc., the objects transported being slung, or suspended by a chain attached to the axletree. Sling dog, one of a pair of iron hooks used as part of a sling. See def. 3 (b) above.
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Sling Sling, n. [Cf. G. schlingen to swallow.] A drink composed of spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened.
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Sling Sling, v. t. [imp. Slung, Archaic Slang; p. p. Slung; p. pr. & vb. n. Slinging.] [AS. slingan; akin to D. slingeren, G. schlingen, to wind, to twist, to creep, OHG. slingan to wind, to twist, to move to and fro, Icel. slyngva, sl["o]ngva, to sling, Sw. slunga, Dan. slynge, Lith. slinkti to creep.] 1. To throw with a sling. ``Every one could sling stones at an hairbreadth, and not miss.' --Judg. xx. 16. 2. To throw; to hurl; to cast. --Addison. 3. To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack. 4. (Naut) To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.

Meaning of Sling from wikipedia

- sling may refer to: Sling, Llanddona, Wales Sling, Gloucestershire, England, a small village in the Forest of Dean Otto Šling (1912–1952), repressed Czech...
- Sling TV is an American streaming television service operated by Sling TV LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dish Network. Unveiled on January 5, 2015,...
- It is also known as the shepherd's sling. Someone who specialises in using slings is called a slinger. A sling has a small cradle or pouch in the middle...
- The Singapore Sling is a gin-based sling ****tail from Singapore. This long drink was developed sometime before 1915 by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon (traditional...
- The Sling TSi is a South African four-seat, single-engine, low-wing homebuilt aircraft sold in kit form by Sling Aircraft of Johannesburg South. It was...
- The Sling Aircraft Sling 2, formerly called The Airplane Factory Sling 2, is a South African two-seater light aircraft designed and produced by Sling Aircraft...
- The Sling Aircraft Sling 4 is a South African kit aircraft. It is a development of the Sling 2 to accommodate four people, produced by Sling Aircraft of...
- A sling, also known as arm sling, is a device to limit movement of the shoulder or elbow while it heals. A sling can be created from a triangular bandage...
- Sling Blade is a 1996 American drama film written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton, who also stars in the lead role. Set in Arkansas (filmed in Benton...
- Slinger or slingers may refer to: Slinger, a soldier who specializes in using a sling Slinger (dish), a specialty dish served in American, mid-western...
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