verb (used with object), un·slung, un·sling·ing.

to remove (something) from being slung: to unsling a rifle from one's shoulder.
Nautical. to take off the slings of; release from slings.

Origin of unsling

First recorded in 1620–30; un-2 + sling1
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Examples from the Web for unslung

Historical Examples of unslung

  • Presently they unslung carbines, and I distinctly heard galloping.

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable

  • Rapidly he unslung from his belt the apparatus he used to capture meteors.

    Salvage in Space

    John Stewart Williamson

  • Then he loosed her arms from about his neck and unslung the baby from her shoulders.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • He held out his throwing stick and unslung his quiver of lances.

    The Hohokam Dig

    Theodore Pratt

  • He unslung the pack from his back, and removed from the straps a little axe.

    Blazed Trail Stories

    Stewart Edward White

British Dictionary definitions for unslung


verb -slings, -slinging or -slung (tr)

to remove or release from a slung position
to remove slings from
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