slinger

[sling-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that slings.
2.
Machinery, flinger ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see sling1, -er1

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sling1 (slɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a simple weapon consisting of a loop of leather, etc, in which a stone is whirled and then let fly
2.  a rope or strap by which something may be secured or lifted
3.  a rope net swung from a crane, used for loading and unloading cargo
4.  nautical
 a.  a halyard for a yard
 b.  (often plural) the part of a yard where the sling is attached
5.  med a wide piece of cloth suspended from the neck for supporting an injured hand or arm across the front of the body
6.  a loop or band attached to an object for carrying
7.  mountaineering a loop of rope or tape used for support in belays, abseils, etc
8.  the act of slinging
 
vb , slings, slinging, slung
9.  (tr) to hurl with or as if with a sling
10.  to attach a sling or slings to (a load, etc)
11.  (tr) to carry or hang loosely from or as if from a sling: to sling washing from the line
12.  informal to throw
13.  informal (Austral) (intr) to pay a part of one's wages or profits as a bribe or tip
 
[C13: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse slyngva to hurl, Old High German slingan]
 
'slinger1
 
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