- 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.
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Idioms for sling
Origin of sling1
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH slingsling , slink
Definition for sling (2 of 2)
Origin of sling2
Example sentences from the Web for sling
Carefully lift the pan from the pot using potholders and the trivet handles or foil sling.Yes, you can use your Instant Pot to make the creamiest of cheesecakes and other desserts|Jessie Sheehan|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
Harness, carabiners, extra slings, Prusik loops, ATC for rappelling—check.
They allegedly ran their far-flung, online drug-slinging operation like a buttoned-down business—until it all unraveled.Feds Smoke Out Synthetic Weed Dealers’ Online Empire|Olivia Nuzzi|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the Harvey Weinstein era, the mud slinging during awards season has come fast and furious.The Worst Oscar Smear Campaigns: From ‘Good Will Hunting’ to ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’|Marlow Stern|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Graham disavowed any connection to Freelee and her banana-slinging cohorts.Why the ‘30 Bananas a Day Diet’ Is Monkey Business|Abby Haglage|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
From dawn to breakfast time all hands busy slinging shells—modern war sinews—piles of them—aboard.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
And she too now ignored me, and busied herself in gathering up their few belongings and slinging them on her back.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
"I will go up and have a look at her," Turnbull said; and slinging his glass over his shoulder he went aloft.A Roving Commission|G. A. Henty
When the food was gone the savages plundered the house, making bundles of what they wanted and slinging them over their shoulders.Historic Adventures|Rupert S. Holland
And the sub-commanders are all the time slinging it around the ocean—testing their instruments sometimes, I dare say.Tom Slade with the Colors|Percy K. Fitzhugh
British Dictionary definitions for sling (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 sling (2 of 2)
Word Origin for sling
Medical definitions for sling
Idioms and Phrases with sling
In addition to the idioms beginning with sling
- sling hash
- sling mud at
- ass in a sling