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[fling-er] /ˈflɪŋ ər/
a person or thing that flings.
Also called slinger, thrower. a device, mounted on a rotating shaft, for throwing lubricant onto a bearing or for keeping grit out of a bearing by centrifugal force.
Origin of flinger
1490-1500; fling + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Well, what the deuce is he worth to you after that, either as a framer of fact or flinger of fiction?

    On the Heels of De Wet The Intelligence Officer
  • But though he leaned far out he could not discry the flinger of the pebble.

    The Mesmerist's Victim Alexandre Dumas
  • One stoops one's head before a stone flung at one, but what of the flinger whom one is not conscious of having seen?

    Legends August Strindberg
  • At other times he is the buccaneer, the flinger of foul oaths, and terrible damning curses.

    At Suvla Bay John Hargrave

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