The definition of a sling is an instrument used for throwing stones, the act of throwing or a strap used for supporting an injured arm.(noun)
See sling in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME slinge < the v.
Origin: ME slingen, prob. < ON slyngva, to throw, akin to OE & OHG slingan, to twist oneself, worm along < IE base *slenk-, to twist, turn, creep > slink, Lith slenkù, to creep
Origin: < ?
See sling in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English slinge.
Origin: Origin unknown.
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