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unsling

[uhn-sling] /ʌnˈslɪŋ/
verb (used with object), unslung, unslinging.
1.
to remove (something) from being slung:
to unsling a rifle from one's shoulder.
2.
Nautical. to take off the slings of; release from slings.
Origin of unsling
1620-1630
1620-30; un-2 + sling1
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  • He would whip out a belt-mounted computer, unsling his rucksack, and scan the bookcase in one quick motion.
  • It came in whispers along the lines, that preparatory order to unsling our knapsacks.
British Dictionary definitions for unsling

unsling

/ʌnˈslɪŋ/
verb (transitive) -slings, -slinging, -slung
1.
to remove or release from a slung position
2.
to remove slings from
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