[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. flinders ranges,
  2. flinders, matthew,
  3. fling,
  4. fling (throw) down the gauntlet,
  5. fling oneself at someone,
  6. flint,
  7. flint corn,
  8. flint glass,
  9. flint's murmur,
  10. flinthead

Origin of flinger

First recorded in 1490–1500; fling + -er1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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