Definition of Sling

1. Noun. A highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice.

Generic synonyms: Highball
Specialized synonyms: Brandy Sling, Gin Sling, Rum Sling

2. Verb. Hurl as if with a sling. "They sling the object in the water"
Exact synonyms: Catapult
Generic synonyms: Cast, Hurl, Hurtle
Derivative terms: Catapult, Slinger, Slinging

3. Noun. A plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones.
Exact synonyms: Catapult, Slingshot
Generic synonyms: Plaything, Toy
Derivative terms: Catapult, Catapultic

4. Verb. Hang loosely or freely; let swing.
Generic synonyms: Hang, Hang Up

5. Noun. A shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel.
Exact synonyms: Slingback
Generic synonyms: Shoe

6. Verb. Move with a sling. ; "Sling the cargo onto the ship"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

7. Noun. A simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released.
Generic synonyms: Arm, Weapon, Weapon System

8. Verb. Hold or carry in a sling. "He cannot button his shirt with his slinged arm"
Generic synonyms: Bear, Carry, Hold

9. Noun. Bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck.
Exact synonyms: Scarf Bandage, Triangular Bandage
Generic synonyms: Bandage, Patch

Definition of Sling

1. n. 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. v. t. To throw with a sling.

3. n. A drink composed of spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened.

Definition of Sling

1. Verb. To throw with a circular or arcing motion. ¹

2. Noun. (context: weapon) 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. ¹

3. Noun. A kind of hanging bandage put around the neck, in which a wounded arm or hand is supported. ¹

4. Noun. A loop of cloth, worn around the neck, for supporting a baby. ¹

5. Noun. A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with hooks, for suspending a barrel, bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering. ¹

6. Noun. A strap attached to a firearm, for suspending it from the shoulder. ¹

7. Noun. (Nautical) A band of rope or iron for securing a yard to a mast; -- chiefly in the plural. ¹

8. Noun. The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke. ¹

9. Noun. (climbing) A loop of rope or fabric tape used for various purposes: e.g. as part of a runner, or providing extra protection when abseiling or belaying. ¹

10. Noun. A drink composed of a spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened. ¹

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Definition of Sling

1. to throw with a sudden motion [v SLUNG, SLINGING, SLINGS]

Medical Definition of Sling

1. A supporting bandage or suspensory device; especially a loop suspended from the neck and supporting the flexed forearm. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sling

sling (current term)
sling one's hook
sling psychrometer
slinger ring
slingshot effect

Literary usage of Sling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1819 Some of the company called for a sling, which I found to be a ... Tipler used to say that eleven glasses of sling before breakfast were as good as a ..."

2. Instruction for Heavy Artillery by United States War Dept (1862)
"TO sling A 10-INCH COLUMBIAD. Executed as prescribed for a siege piece in No. ... The sling cart is backed over the mortar, the pole being in the direction ..."

3. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1918)
"[280] Did the Maoris of New Zealand use the sling ? ... See an illustration of a sling-stone used by the latter people, this ' Journal,' Vol. XII., p. 212. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"In America "sling" is a very common expression, indicating to be engaged with, ... Don't sling your sass at me," means give me no more of your impudence. ..."

5. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1874)
"The apparatus consists of a wrought-iron support, a sling, and a counterweight. The support is made of an iron bar bent at a right angle, the vertical part ..."

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