slungshot

noun
slung·​shot | \ ˈsləŋ-ˌshät How to pronounce slungshot (audio) \

Definition of slungshot

: a striking weapon consisting of a small mass of metal or stone fixed on a flexible handle or strap

First Known Use of slungshot

1842, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about slungshot

Dictionary Entries near slungshot

slumpflation

slump test

slung

slungshot

slunk

slunkskin

slup

Statistics for slungshot

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for slungshot

The first known use of slungshot was in 1842

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on slungshot

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with slungshot

Comments on slungshot

What made you want to look up slungshot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an enemy or opponent

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!