slungshot

noun

slung·​shot ˈsləŋ-ˌshät How to pronounce slungshot (audio)
: a striking weapon consisting of a small mass of metal or stone fixed on a flexible handle or strap

Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slungshot was in 1842

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“Slungshot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slungshot. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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