[ sling-shot ]
/ ˈslɪŋˌʃɒt /


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


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Origin of slingshot

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; sling1 + shot1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for slingshot

/ (ˈslɪŋˌʃɒt) /


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, etcAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): catapult
another name for sling 1 (def. 1)
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