sling

sling
{{11}}sling (n.1) c.1300, "implement for throwing stones," from an unidentified continental source, e.g. M.L.G. slinge "sling," from P.Gmc. *slenganan (Cf. O.H.G. slingan, Ger. schlingen "to swing to and fro, wind, twist;" O.E. slingan "to creep, twist;" O.Fris. slinge, O.H.G. slinga, Ger. Schlinge "sling;" M.Swed. slonga "noose, knot, snare"). The notion probably is of a sling being twisted and twirled before it is thrown. Sense of "loop for lifting or carrying heavy objects" first recorded early 14c. Meaning "piece of cloth tied around the neck to support an injured arm" is first attested 1720.
{{12}}sling (n.2) "sweet flavored liquor drink," 1807, Amer.Eng., of unknown origin; perhaps lit. "to throw back" a drink, or from Ger. schlingen "to swallow."
{{12}}sling (v.) early 13c., "to knock down," later "to throw," originally "to throw with a sling" (early 14c.), from O.N. slyngva, from the root of SLING (Cf. sling) (n.1).

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  • Sling — Sling, n. [OE. slinge; akin to OD. slinge, D. slinger, OHG. slinga; cf. OF. eslingue, of German origin. See {Sling}, v. t.] 1. An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sling — sling1 [sliŋ] n. [ME slinge < the v.] 1. a) a primitive instrument for throwing stones, etc., consisting of a piece of leather tied to cords that are whirled by hand for releasing the missile ☆ b) SLINGSHOT 2. the act of throwing with or as… …   English World dictionary

  • Sling — Sling, v. t. [imp. {Slung}, Archaic {Slang}; p. p. {Slung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slinging}.] [AS. slingan; akin to D. slingeren, G. schlingen, to wind, to twist, to creep, OHG. slingan to wind, to twist, to move to and fro, Icel. slyngva, sl[ o]ngva …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sling — ► NOUN 1) a flexible strap, bandage, pouch, etc. used in the form of a loop to support or raise a hanging weight. 2) a simple weapon in the form of a strap or loop, used to hurl stones or other small missiles. 3) Austral./NZ informal a bribe or… …   English terms dictionary

  • sling — sling; sling·man; un·sling; sling·er; …   English syllables

  • Sling — Sling, n. [Cf. G. schlingen to swallow.] A drink composed of spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sling — de BDSM. Sling est un mot anglais utilisé dans la langue française pour qualifier le morceau de cuir suspendu au plafond par quatre chaînes, l une à chaque coin, et sur lequel la ou le partenaire sexuel(le) s allonge, tout en mettant les jambes… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sling — s. n. dispozitiv din benzi de fibre vegetale sau sintetice la pachetajul mărfurilor în unităţi mai mari, pentru a fi mai uşor manevrate pe nave. (< engl. sling) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Sling — der; s, s <aus engl. sling »Schlinge, Riemen«>: 1. Kurzform von ↑Slingpumps. 2. (amerik. ugs.) kaltes alkoholisches Getränk …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • sling — vb hurl, fling, pitch, toss, *throw, cast Analogous words: heave, hoist, *lift, raise: impel, drive (see MOVE): propel, shove, thrust, *push sling vb *hang, suspend, dangle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sling|er — «SLIHNG uhr», noun. 1. a fighter armed with a sling. 2. a worker in charge of slings used in hoisting. 3. a person who slings …   Useful english dictionary

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