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Definition of "sling" [sling]

  • A weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a stone is whirled and then let fly. (noun)
  • A slingshot. (noun)
  • A looped rope, strap, or chain for supporting, cradling, or hoisting something, especially: (noun)
  • A strap of a shoe that fits over the heel. (noun)
  • A strap used to carry a rifle over the shoulder. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sling" in a sentence
  • "April 14, 2008 kgirl said ... the sling is awesome, and you'll love it - i got a nice, brown ring sling from baby on the hip, and i am so glad. saturday was so much fun. i'm still recovering from my two drinks."
  • "The upright position in the sling is a good place to start."
  • "Remember that the sling is there to replace your arms, thus settling the baby on your body just like you like to carry them will mean you know already that they are comfortable and positioned correctly."