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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

- The word sling may refer to: Sling Media, a technology company that provides placeshifting and Smart TV technology Sling TV, a U.S. IPTV service to...
- Sling TV (alternately identified in its logo as Sling Television) is an American over-the-top internet television service owned by Dish Network. Unveiled...
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- 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...
- The Singapore Sling is a gin-based ****tail from Singapore. This long drink was developed sometime before 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender...
- The sling swimsuit is a one-piece swimsuit which is supported by fabric at the neck. In practice, sling swimsuits provide as little, or even less, coverage...
- A baby sling is a piece of cloth that supports an infant or other small child from a carer's body. The use of a baby sling is called babywearing. ...
- A sling blade or kaiser blade is a heavy, hooked, steel blade at the end of a 40-inch (100 cm) handle that is usually made of hickory wood. The blade...
- Sling Blade is a 1996 American drama film set in rural Arkansas, written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton, who also stars in the lead role. It tells...