Sling, v. t. [imp. Slung Archaic Slang p. p. Slung; p. pr. & vb. n. Slinging.]
1. To throw with a sling. “Every one could sling stones at an hairbreadth, and not miss.”
2. To throw; to hurl; to cast.
3. To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.
4. Naut To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.
Slung imp. & p. p. of Sling.
Slung shot, a metal ball of small size, with a string attached, used by ruffians for striking.
n 1: a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or
2: a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic
between the arms; used to propel small stones [syn: slingshot,
3: a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel [syn: slingback]
4: a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a
projectile is whirled and then released
5: bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide
triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck
[syn: scarf bandage, triangular bandage]
v : hurl as if with a sling [syn: catapult]