Definition of slingshot
1 : a forked stick with an elastic band attached for shooting small stones
2a : a maneuver in auto racing in which a drafting car accelerates past the car in front by taking advantage of reserve powerb : a dragster in which the driver sits behind the rear wheels
Recent Examples of slingshot from the Web
Musk is forging ahead regardless, hoping that demand and excitement for the Model 3 will allow him to slingshot past any lingering questions about Tesla’s business model, and finally prove Tesla’s critics wrong.
King beat the Beer City Bruiser, Chris Sabin and Mark Briscoe in the bout that featured King hitting a slingshot corkscrew plancha on Bruiser and Sabin outside the ring.
That snapping, slingshot-like motion pushes plasma off of the sun’s surface, kind of like the cracking of a whip.
What results is a computerized and anti-climactic slingshot that hurtles the 3868-pound Acura off the line with a minute chirp from its tires.
And while firefighters are known for pulling pranks on the recruits — rigging a slingshot in the fridge so that the next person gets slapped with a shot of cold water — the serious side of the business can take its toll.
There are also firing and archery ranges, a tomahawk throw and slingshot gallery.
Cops arrested at least 14 people and confiscated various weapons, including a knife, brass knuckles and a homemade slingshot used to launch balloons with a foul-smelling liquid, Fox 12 reported.
Police released a second video that shows the Slingshot leaving the scene.
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First Known Use of slingshot
SLINGSHOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slingshot for English Language Learners
: a Y-shaped stick with an elastic band attached to it that is used for shooting small stones
SLINGSHOT Defined for Kids
Definition of slingshot for Students
: a forked stick with an elastic band attached for shooting small stones
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