[ fling-er ]
/ ˈflɪŋ ər /


a person or thing that flings.
Also called slinger, thrower. a device, mounted on a rotating shaft, for throwing lubricant onto a bearing or for keeping grit out of a bearing by centrifugal force.

Origin of flinger

First recorded in 1490–1500; fling + -er1
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Examples from the Web for flinger

  • But though he leaned far out he could not discry the flinger of the pebble.

    The Mesmerist's Victim|Alexandre Dumas
  • One stoops one's head before a stone flung at one, but what of the flinger whom one is not conscious of having seen?

    Legends|August Strindberg
  • At other times he is the buccaneer, the flinger of foul oaths, and terrible damning curses.

    At Suvla Bay|John Hargrave
  • Well, what the deuce is he worth to you after that, either as a framer of fact or flinger of fiction?

    On the Heels of De Wet|The Intelligence Officer