sling

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sling
  • noun
    A flexible strap or belt used in the form of a loop to support or raise a hanging weight. (the horse had to be supported by a sling fixed to the roof)
    A simple weapon in the form of a strap or loop, used to hurl stones or other small missiles. (700 men armed only with slings)
    A bribe or gratuity.
    verb
    Suspend or arrange (something), especially with a strap or straps, so that it hangs loosely in a particular position. (a hammock was slung between two trees)
    Casually throw or fling. (sling a few things into your knapsack)
    Pay a bribe or gratuity. (they didn't forget to sling when the backhanders came in)
  • noun
    A sweetened drink of spirits, especially gin, and water.

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