sling

sling
sling1 [sliŋ]
n.
[ME slinge < the v.]
1.
a) a primitive instrument for throwing stones, etc., consisting of a piece of leather tied to cords that are whirled by hand for releasing the missile
b) SLINGSHOT
2. the act of throwing with or as with a sling; cast; throw; fling
3.
a) a looped or hanging band, strap, etc. used in raising and lowering a heavy object or for carrying, supporting, or steadying something [a rifle sling]
b) a wide piece of cloth suspended from the neck and looped under an injured arm for support
4. a rope or chain for supporting a yard
5. a woman's open-heeled slipper having a strap across the top of the heel: also sling-back
vt.
slung, slinging [ME slingen, prob. < ON slyngva, to throw, akin to OE & OHG slingan, to twist oneself, worm along < IE base * slenk-, to twist, turn, creep > SLINK1, Lith slenkù, to creep]
1. to throw (stones, etc.) with a sling
2. to throw, cast, fling, or hurl
3. to place, carry, raise, lower, etc. in a sling
4. to hang loosely or in a sling; suspend (a hammock, etc.), esp. by several attachments
sling2 [sliŋ]
n.
[< ?]
an alcoholic drink made with gin, rum, brandy, whiskey, etc., water or soda water, sugar, and, usually, lemon juice

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  • Sling — Sling, n. [OE. slinge; akin to OD. slinge, D. slinger, OHG. slinga; cf. OF. eslingue, of German origin. See {Sling}, v. t.] 1. An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sling — Sling, v. t. [imp. {Slung}, Archaic {Slang}; p. p. {Slung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slinging}.] [AS. slingan; akin to D. slingeren, G. schlingen, to wind, to twist, to creep, OHG. slingan to wind, to twist, to move to and fro, Icel. slyngva, sl[ o]ngva …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sling — ► NOUN 1) a flexible strap, bandage, pouch, etc. used in the form of a loop to support or raise a hanging weight. 2) a simple weapon in the form of a strap or loop, used to hurl stones or other small missiles. 3) Austral./NZ informal a bribe or… …   English terms dictionary

  • sling — sling; sling·man; un·sling; sling·er; …   English syllables

  • Sling — Sling, n. [Cf. G. schlingen to swallow.] A drink composed of spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sling — de BDSM. Sling est un mot anglais utilisé dans la langue française pour qualifier le morceau de cuir suspendu au plafond par quatre chaînes, l une à chaque coin, et sur lequel la ou le partenaire sexuel(le) s allonge, tout en mettant les jambes… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sling — s. n. dispozitiv din benzi de fibre vegetale sau sintetice la pachetajul mărfurilor în unităţi mai mari, pentru a fi mai uşor manevrate pe nave. (< engl. sling) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Sling — der; s, s <aus engl. sling »Schlinge, Riemen«>: 1. Kurzform von ↑Slingpumps. 2. (amerik. ugs.) kaltes alkoholisches Getränk …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • sling — vb hurl, fling, pitch, toss, *throw, cast Analogous words: heave, hoist, *lift, raise: impel, drive (see MOVE): propel, shove, thrust, *push sling vb *hang, suspend, dangle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sling|er — «SLIHNG uhr», noun. 1. a fighter armed with a sling. 2. a worker in charge of slings used in hoisting. 3. a person who slings …   Useful english dictionary

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