Associations to the word «Sling»
SLING, verb. To throw with a circular or arcing motion.
SLING, verb. To throw with a sling.
SLING, verb. (nautical) To pass a rope around (a cask, gun, etc.) preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.
SLING, verb. (slang) to sell drugs
SLING, noun. (weapon) An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends, or with a string fastened to one end and a light stick to the other.
SLING, noun. A kind of hanging bandage put around the neck, in which a wounded arm or hand is supported.
SLING, noun. A loop of cloth, worn around the neck, for supporting a baby.
SLING, noun. A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with hooks, for suspending a barrel, bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering.
SLING, noun. A strap attached to a firearm, for suspending it from the shoulder.
SLING, noun. (nautical) A band of rope or iron for securing a yard to a mast; -- chiefly in the plural.
SLING, noun. The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke.
SLING, noun. (climbing) A loop of rope or fabric tape used for various purposes: e.g. as part of a runner, or providing extra protection when abseiling or belaying.
SLING, noun. A drink composed of a spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened.
SLING CART, noun. (historical) A kind of cart used to transport cannon and their carriages, large stones, machines, etc., the objects transported being slung, or suspended by a chain attached to the axletree.
SLING DOG, noun. One of a pair of iron hooks used as part of a sling.
SLING OFF, verb. (Australia) (colloquial) (idiomatic) To criticise or mock
SLING ONE'S HOOK, verb. (idiomatic) (pejorative) (colloquial) (dismissal) To leave.
SLING PSYCHROMETER, noun. A form of wet-and-dry-bulb hygrometer in which the pair of thermometers are attached to a cord and spun round in the air
SLING PSYCHROMETERS, noun. Plural of sling psychrometer
SLING, noun. A highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice.
SLING, noun. A plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones.
SLING, noun. A shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel.
SLING, noun. A simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released.
SLING, noun. Bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck.
SLING, verb. Hurl as if with a sling.
SLING, verb. Hang loosely or freely; let swing.
SLING, verb. Move with a sling; "sling the cargo onto the ship".
SLING, verb. Hold or carry in a sling; "he cannot button his shirt with his slinged arm".
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