Definition for SLING

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.

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