Then he slung his rifle around his back, took out his loaded pistol, and stared hard at the handcuffed Iraqi.
The engine is slung from a small aluminum subframe, and hangs on by the cylinder heads.
SpaceShipTwo had been slung under the jet-powered carrier aircraft WhiteKnightTwo before taking off.
Instead, it looked like I had slung two, sad-looking ropes over my shoulders.
Once bags were slung across shoulders, they departed to enjoy a short leave period before reporting back to duty.
Inside his shirt there bulged a heavy 45 slung from a leather breast-holster.
Jim found a small clearing and slung the huge pack from his shoulders.
Joe slung his sweater aside, slipped his suspenders down and knotted them about his waist and advanced on the embarrassed enemy.
With that, I slung my revolver round so as to have it ready to my hand.
They seized Duckling as they had seized Coxon, and slung him overboard, just as they had slung the other.
c.1300, "implement for throwing stones," from an unidentified continental Germanic source (e.g. Middle Low German slinge "a sling"); see sling (v.). 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.
sweetened, flavored liquor drink, 1807, American English, of unknown origin; perhaps literally "to throw back" a drink (see sling (v.)), or from German schlingen "to swallow."
"act of throwing," 1520s, from sling (v.).
c.1200, "to knock down" using a sling, later "to throw" (mid-13c.), especially with a sling, from Old Norse slyngva, from Proto-Germanic *slingwanan (cf. Old High German slingan, German schlingen "to swing to and fro, wind, twist;" Old English slingan "to creep, twist;" Old Frisian slinge, Middle Dutch slinge, Old High German slinga, German Schlinge "sling;" Middle Swedish slonga "noose, knot, snare"), from PIE *slengwh "to slide, make slide; sling, throw." Meaning "to hang from one point to another" (as a hammock) is from 1690s. Related: Slung; slinging.
A supporting bandage or suspensory device, especially a loop suspended from the neck and supporting the flexed forearm.
With a sling and a stone David smote the Philistine giant (1 Sam. 17:40, 49). There were 700 Benjamites who were so skilled in its use that with the left hand they "could sling stones at a hair breadth, and not miss" (Judg. 20:16; 1 Chr. 12:2). It was used by the Israelites in war (2 Kings 3:25). (See ARMS.) The words in Prov. 26:8, "As he that bindeth a stone in a sling," etc. (Authorized Version), should rather, as in the Revised Version, be "As a bag of gems in a heap of stones," etc.