slinger

[ sling-er ]
/ ˈslɪŋ ər /
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noun

a person or thing that slings.
Machinery. flinger(def 2).

Origin of slinger

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at sling1, -er1
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Word Origin and History for slinger

slinger


n.

"soldier armed with a sling, late 14c., agent noun from sling (v.).

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