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sling

play
verb \ˈsliŋ\

Definition of sling

slung

play \ˈsləŋ\;

slinging

play \ˈsliŋ-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cast with a sudden and usually sweeping or swirling motion slung the sack over my shoulder

  3. 2 :  to throw with or as if with a sling slinging punches political campaigners slinging mud

  4. 3 :  to serve (food) to a customer had a job slinging hamburgers

slinger

play \ˈsliŋ-ər\ noun

Origin and Etymology of sling

Middle English, probably from Old Norse slyngva to hurl; akin to Old English & Old High German slingan to worm, twist, Lithuanian slinkti

Synonym Discussion of sling

throw, cast, toss, fling, hurl, pitch, sling mean to cause to move swiftly through space by a propulsive movement or a propelling force. throw is general and interchangeable with the other terms but may specifically imply a distinctive motion with bent arm. can throw a fastball and a curve cast usually implies lightness in the thing thrown and sometimes a scattering. cast it to the winds toss suggests a light or careless or aimless throwing and may imply an upward motion. tossed the coat on the bed fling stresses a violent throwing. flung the ring back in his face hurl implies power as in throwing a massive weight. hurled himself at the intruder pitch suggests throwing carefully at a target. pitch horseshoes sling stresses either the use of whirling momentum in throwing or directness of aim. slung the bag over his shoulder

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sling

noun

Definition of sling

  1. 1a :  an instrument for throwing stones that usually consists of a short strap with strings fastened to its ends and is whirled round to discharge its missile by centrifugal forceb :  slingshot 1

  2. 2a :  a usually looped line (as of strap, chain, or rope) used to hoist, lower, or carry something; especially :  a hanging bandage suspended from the neck to support an arm or handb :  a chain or rope attached to a lower yard at the middle and passing around a mast near the masthead to support a yardc :  a chain hooked at the bow and stern of a boat for lowering or hoistingd :  a device (such as a rope net) for enclosing material to be hoisted by a tackle or crane

  3. 3 :  a slinging or hurling of or as if of a missile

First Known Use of sling

14th century


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sling

verb

Definition of sling

slung

play \ˈsləŋ\;

slinging

play \ˈsliŋ-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to place in a sling for hoisting or lowering

  3. 2 :  to suspend by or as if by a sling

First Known Use of sling

1522


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sling

noun

Definition of sling

  1. :  an alcoholic drink that is served hot or cold and that usually consists of liquor, sugar, lemon juice, and plain or carbonated water gin sling rum sling

Origin and Etymology of sling

origin unknown



SLING Defined for Kids

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sling

play
verb \ˈsliŋ\

Definition of sling for Students

slung

\ˈsləŋ\;

slinging

  1. 1 :  to throw with a sudden sweeping motion :  fling She slung her backpack over her shoulder.

  2. 2 :  to hurl with a sling


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sling

play
noun

Definition of sling for Students

  1. 1 :  a device (as a short strap with a string attached at each end) for hurling stones

  2. 2 :  a device (as a rope or chain) by which something is lifted or carried

  3. 3 :  a bandage hanging from the neck to hold up the arm or hand


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sling

play
verb

Definition of sling for Students

slung

\ˈsləŋ\;

slinging

  1. 1 :  to put in or move or support with a sling

  2. 2 :  to hang from two points sling a hammock


Medical Dictionary

sling

play
noun \ˈsliŋ\

Medical Definition of sling

  1. 1:  a hanging bandage suspended from the neck to support an arm or hand

  2. 2:  a harness especially constructed for supporting a sick animal in a standing position



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