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SLING, n.

1. An instrument for throwing stones, consisting of a strap and two strings; the stone being lodged in the strap, is thrown by losing one of the strings With a sling and a stone David killed Goliath.

2. A throw; a stroke.

3. A kind of hanging bandage put round the neck, in which a wounded limb is sustained.

4. A rope by which a cask or bale is suspended and swung in or out of a ship

5. A drink composed of equal parts of rum or spirit and water sweetened.

SLING, v.t. pret. and pp. slung. [The primary sense seems to be to swing.]

1. To throw with a sling.

2. To throw; to hurl.

3. To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.

4. To move or swing by a rope which suspends the thing.



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SLING, n.

1. An instrument for throwing stones, consisting of a strap and two strings; the stone being lodged in the strap, is thrown by losing one of the strings With a sling and a stone David killed Goliath.

2. A throw; a stroke.

3. A kind of hanging bandage put round the neck, in which a wounded limb is sustained.

4. A rope by which a cask or bale is suspended and swung in or out of a ship

5. A drink composed of equal parts of rum or spirit and water sweetened.

SLING, v.t. pret. and pp. slung. [The primary sense seems to be to swing.]

1. To throw with a sling.

2. To throw; to hurl.

3. To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.

4. To move or swing by a rope which suspends the thing.

SLING, n.1 [D. slinger.]

  1. An instrument for throwing stones, consisting of a strap two strings; the stone being lodged in the strap, is thrown by loosing one of the strings. With a sling and a stone David killed Goliath.
  2. A throw; a stroke. – Milton.
  3. A kind of hanging bandage put round the neck, in which a wounded limb is sustained.
  4. A rope by which a cask or bale is suspended and swung in or out of a ship.

SLING, n.2 [G. schlingen, to swallow.]

A drink composed of equal parts of rumor spirit and water sweetened. Rush.


SLING, v.t. [pret. and pp. slung. Sax. slingan; D. slingeren; Sw. slinka, to dangle; Dan. slingrer, to reel. The primary sense seems to be to swing.]

  1. To throw with a sling.
  2. To throw; to hurl. Addison.
  3. To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.
  4. To move or swing by a rope which suspends the thing.

Sling
  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. To throw with a sling.

    "Every one could sling stones at an hairbreadth, and not miss." Judg. xx. 16.
  3. A drink composed of spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened.
  4. 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.

  5. To throw; to hurl; to cast.

    Addison.
  6. A contrivance for sustaining anything by suspension

    ; as: (a)
  7. To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.
  8. To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.
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Sling

SLING, noun

1. An instrument for throwing stones, consisting of a strap and two strings; the stone being lodged in the strap, is thrown by losing one of the strings With a sling and a stone David killed Goliath.

2. A throw; a stroke.

3. A kind of hanging bandage put round the neck, in which a wounded limb is sustained.

4. A rope by which a cask or bale is suspended and swung in or out of a ship

5. A drink composed of equal parts of rum or spirit and water sweetened.

SLING, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive slung. [The primary sense seems to be to swing.]

1. To throw with a sling

2. To throw; to hurl.

3. To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.

4. To move or swing by a rope which suspends the thing.

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