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slingshot

[sling-shot] /ˈslɪŋˌʃɒt/
noun
1.
a Y -shaped stick with an elastic strip between the prongs for shooting stones and other small missiles.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; sling1 + shot1
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British Dictionary definitions for sling shot

slingshot

/ˈslɪŋˌʃɒt/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a Y-shaped implement with a loop of elastic fastened to the ends of the two prongs, used mainly by children for shooting small stones, etc Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) catapult
2.
another name for sling1 (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for sling shot

slingshot

n.

1849, from sling (v.) + shot (n.). As a verb, from 1969. The piece of stone or metal hurled from it is a sling-stone (late 14c.). A slung-shot (1848) was a rock wrapped in a sling, used as a weapon by roughs and criminals.

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