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slinger

[sling-er] /ˈslɪŋ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that slings.
2.
Machinery, flinger (def 2).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see sling1, -er1
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Examples for slinger
  • Weather-proof motors with rain shield and shaft slinger.
  • Provide lip seal and slinger outboard of each bearing.
  • Review job training guides for choker setter and slinger.
Word Origin and History for slinger
n.

"soldier armed with a sling, late 14c., agent noun from sling (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for slinger

slinger

noun

A waiter or waitress; a food server: Anybody but a California Bar-B-Q slinger would know that

Related Terms

grub-slinger, gunslinger, hash-slinger, ink-slinger

[1934+; fr sling, ''to pass something from one person to another,'' found by 1860]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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