sling

Primary Meanings of sling

1.
nv
a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released
hurl as if with a sling
2.
n
a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice
Full Definitions of sling
1

n a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released

Type of:
arm, weapon, weapon system
any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

n a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones

Synonyms:
catapult, slingshot
Type of:
plaything, toy
an artifact designed to be played with

n a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel

Synonyms:
slingback
Type of:
shoe
footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material

n bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck

Synonyms:
scarf bandage, triangular bandage
Type of:
bandage, patch
a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body

v hurl as if with a sling

Synonyms:
catapult
Type of:
cast, hurl, hurtle
throw forcefully

v hold or carry in a sling

“he cannot button his shirt with his slinged arm”
Type of:
bear, carry, hold
support or hold in a certain manner

v move with a sling

sling the cargo onto the ship”
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v hang loosely or freely; let swing

Type of:
hang, hang up
cause to be hanging or suspended
2

n a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice

Types:
brandy sling
a sling made with brandy
gin sling
a sling made with gin
rum sling
a sling made with rum
Type of:
highball
a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass

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