- a weight, as a stone or a piece of metal, fastened to a short strap, chain, or the like, and used as a weapon.
Origin of slung shot
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for slung shot
He could not say, however, which drew the slung-shot or which threw the grenade.
And Linkern put a feller on the stand and axed him 'Did you ever make a slung-shot?'
He handed a slung-shot to the feller; and says, 'Take your knife and rip it open.'
Black Riley carried a slung-shot, being a conventional thug.Strictly Business
Now he had a slung-shot that with one blow would render the other man helpless.Bulldog Carney
W. A. Fraser
- a weight attached to the end of a cord and used as a weapon
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