sling (Meaning)

Wordnet

sling (n)

a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice

a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones

a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel

a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released

bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck

Wordnet

sling (v)

hurl as if with a sling

hang loosely or freely; let swing

move with a sling

hold or carry in a sling

Webster

sling (v. t.)

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. The missile being lodged in a hole in the strap, the ends of the string are taken in the hand, and the whole whirled rapidly round until, by loosing one end, the missile is let fly with centrifugal force.

The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke.

A contrivance for sustaining anything by suspension

A kind of hanging bandage put around the neck, in which a wounded arm or hand is supported.

A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with hooks, for suspending a barrel, bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering.

A strap attached to a firearm, for suspending it from the shoulder.

A band of rope or iron for securing a yard to a mast; -- chiefly in the plural.

To throw with a sling.

To throw; to hurl; to cast.

To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.

To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.

Webster

sling (n.)

A drink composed of spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened.

sling Sentence Examples

  1. The injured bird was carefully carried in a soft sling to the animal hospital.
  2. The rock-climbing enthusiast maneuvered himself over the ledge with a safety sling attached to his harness.
  3. The child's arm was encased in a sling after she fell from the swing.
  4. The lumberjack deftly used a sling to hoist logs onto the truck.
  5. The bagpipe player's kilt had a large sling connecting the bag to his shoulder.
  6. The gymnast gracefully swung from the uneven bars, held securely by a leather sling.
  7. The farmer attached a sling to the underside of his tractor to transport bales of hay.
  8. The doctor carefully inserted a suture into the patient's wound using a small sling needle.
  9. The construction worker lowered heavy beams from the crane using a crane sling.
  10. The birdwatcher peered through his binoculars, the sling strap hanging conveniently around his neck.

FAQs About the word sling

a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice, a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel sm

hang, swing, dangle, mount, suspend,hook, string, drape, pin, balance

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The injured bird was carefully carried in a soft sling to the animal hospital.

The rock-climbing enthusiast maneuvered himself over the ledge with a safety sling attached to his harness.

The child's arm was encased in a sling after she fell from the swing.

The lumberjack deftly used a sling to hoist logs onto the truck.