Sling

Definition of Sling

n.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.(Naut.) A contrivance for sustaining anything by suspension
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
b - one of a pair of iron hooks used as part of a sling. See def. 3 (b) above.
v. t.1.To throw with a sling.
[imp. Slung Archaic Slang ( ); p. p. Slung; p. pr. & vb. n. Slinging.]
2.To throw; to hurl; to cast.
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.
n.1.A drink composed of spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened.

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