- a chain for supporting a hoisting yard.
- slings, the area of a hoisting yard to which such chains are attached; the middle of a hoisting yard.
verb (used with object), slung, sling·ing.
Words nearby sling
Idioms for sling
Origin of sling1
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH slingsling slink
Examples from the Web for slinging
To make ends meet, she held a variety of odd jobs, from “selling newspapers door-to-door” to “slinging Orange Juliuses in a mall.”
Too young to remember the crash of 2008 in vivid detail, Fox has been slinging stocks while on the set for the last few years.When Celebrities Like Mila Kunis Talk Stocks, It’s Time to Get Out of the Market|Daniel Gross|March 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If anyone is slinging any mud intellectually, ideologically, politically, diplomatically, it usually ends up on Israel.
On some recent beach and surf trips, I ran into these small families who make their living by slinging fish tacos.
Memorizing our lines, slinging them like the fruit in the trees, was effortless and crazy fun.
Slinging the rifle over his shoulder, he climbed up the ladder silently toward the open port.Sabotage in Space|Carey Rockwell
Then, slinging the rope over his shoulders, he started to pull his load along, while Ian kept step with him.The Wee Scotch Piper|Madeline Brandeis
The saddle hitch, employed in slinging loads upon an ordinary riding saddle.Packing and Portaging|Dillon Wallace
First by slinging, it was swayed high enough to clear the rail, when Bob bore it over the side, and Mark lowered away.The Crater|James Fenimore Cooper
Slinging the rifle that the sheriff handed him across his back, Vincent at once mounted, and the party set off at a brisk trot.With Lee in Virginia|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for slinging (1 of 2)
- a halyard for a yard
- (often plural) the part of a yard where the sling is attached
verb slings, slinging or slung
Derived forms of slingslinger, noun
Word Origin for sling
British Dictionary definitions for slinging (2 of 2)
Word Origin for sling
Medicine definitions for slinging
Idioms and Phrases with slinging
In addition to the idioms beginning with sling
- sling hash
- sling mud at
- ass in a sling