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Definition 1: bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sling in the sense of this definition

(sling is a kind of ...) a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body

Definition 2: a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sling in the sense of this definition

(sling is a kind of ...) an artifact designed to be played with

Definition 3: a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released - [noun denoting artifact]

(sling is a kind of ...) any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

"he was licensed to carry a weapon"

Definition 4: a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sling in the sense of this definition

(sling is a kind of ...) footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material

Definition 5: a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice - [noun denoting food]

(sling is a kind of ...) a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass

(... is a kind of sling ) a sling made with brandy

(... is a kind of sling ) a sling made with gin

(... is a kind of sling ) a sling made with rum

Definition 6: hurl as if with a sling - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for sling in the sense of this definition

(sling is a kind of ...) throw forcefully

Definition 7: hold or carry in a sling - [verb of contact]

Samples where sling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he cannot button his shirt with his slinged arm

(sling is a kind of ...) support or hold in a certain manner

"She holds her head high" "He carried himself upright"

Definition 8: move with a sling - [verb of motion]

Samples where sling or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sling the cargo onto the ship

(sling is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

Definition 9: hang loosely or freely; let swing - [verb of motion]

(sling is a kind of ...) cause to be hanging or suspended

"Hang that picture on the wall"

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