[ sling-shot ]
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  1. a Y-shaped stick with an elastic strip between the prongs for shooting stones and other small missiles.

Origin of slingshot

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; sling1 + shot1

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British Dictionary definitions for slingshot


/ (ˈslɪŋˌʃɒt) /

  1. US and Canadian a Y-shaped implement with a loop of elastic fastened to the ends of the two prongs, used mainly by children for shooting small stones, etc: Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): catapult

  2. another name for sling 1 (def. 1)

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