Definitions of sling
  1. noun
    a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released
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    type of:
    arm, weapon, weapon system
    any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
  2. noun
    a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
    synonyms: catapult, slingshot
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    type of:
    plaything, toy
    an artifact designed to be played with
  3. noun
    a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel
    synonyms: slingback
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    type of:
    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
  4. noun
    bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck
    synonyms: scarf bandage, triangular bandage
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    type of:
    bandage, patch
    a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
  5. verb
    hurl as if with a sling
    synonyms: catapult
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    type of:
    cast, hurl, hurtle
    throw forcefully
  6. verb
    hold or carry in a sling
    “he cannot button his shirt with his slinged arm”
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    type of:
    bear, carry, hold
    support or hold in a certain manner
  7. verb
    move with a sling
    sling the cargo onto the ship”
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    type of:
    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  8. verb
    hang loosely or freely; let swing
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    type of:
    hang, hang up
    cause to be hanging or suspended
  9. noun
    a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice
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    brandy sling
    a sling made with brandy
    gin sling
    a sling made with gin
    rum sling
    a sling made with rum
    type of:
    a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass
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