a weight, as a stone or a piece of metal, fastened to a short strap, chain, or the like, and used as a weapon.
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How to use slung shot in a sentence
One night I saw a man attacked by highwaymen and knocked down with a slung-shot, just across the street.Happiness as Found in Forethought Minus Fearthought | Horace Fletcher
He was debating two plans: a swift rush and a swing of his slung shot, or the silent approach.Bulldog Carney | W. A. Fraser
Men are locked up or fined if found with daggers or slung-shot upon their persons, but revolvers go free.Around The Tea-Table | T. De Witt Talmage
A Mr. Jansen had been stunned by a blow from a slung-shot, and his person and premises rifled by Australian thieves.Greater Britain | Charles Wentworth Dilke
After we got a little further, a man jumped from my side and struck the mayor on the cheek, with either a billy or a slung shot.
British Dictionary definitions for slung shot
a weight attached to the end of a cord and used as a weapon
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