[ sling-er ]

  1. a person or thing that slings.

  2. Machinery. flinger (def. 2).

Origin of slinger

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at sling1, -er1

Words Nearby slinger Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use slinger in a sentence

  • By four o'clock Benton and his rigging-slinger had just finished bunting their second batch of logs down the chute.

    Big Timber | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • A Balearic slinger took a step forward, put one of his clay bullets into his thong, and swung round his arm.

    Salammbo | Gustave Flaubert
  • She flings dead worlds among the dead, as a sower his seed or a slinger his stones.

    The Masque of the Elements | Herman Scheffauer