Slinging
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, to sling, Sw. slunga, Dan. slynge, Lith. slinkti to creep.] 1. To throw with a sling. ``Every one could sling stones at an hairbreadth, and not miss.'' --Judg. xx. 16. [1913 Webster]

2. To throw; to hurl; to cast. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack. [1913 Webster]

4. (Naut) To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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