flinger

[fling-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that flings.
2.
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:
1490–1500; fling + -er1

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fling (flɪŋ)
 
vb , flings, flinging, flung
1.  to throw, esp with force or abandon; hurl or toss
2.  to put or send without warning or preparation: to fling someone into jail
3.  (also intr) to move (oneself or a part of the body) with abandon or speed: he flung himself into a chair
4.  (usually foll by into) to apply (oneself) diligently and with vigour (to)
5.  to cast aside; disregard: she flung away her scruples
6.  to utter violently or offensively
7.  poetic to give out; emit
 
n
8.  the act or an instance of flinging; toss; throw
9.  a period or occasion of unrestrained, impulsive, or extravagant behaviour: to have a fling
10.  any of various vigorous Scottish reels full of leaps and turns, such as the Highland fling
11.  a trial; try: to have a fling at something different
 
[C13: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse flengja to flog, Swedish flänga, Danish flænge]
 
'flinger
 
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Example sentences
Inner bearing protection shall consist of an internal shaft flinger or inner bearing cap.
Include flinger on motor shaft between motor and seals to prevent liquid that leaks past pump seals from entering motor bearings.
The oil flinger, as its name suggests, flings oil to lubricate the inside of the machine.
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