What is sling?

  • (noun): A plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones.
    Synonyms: slingshot, catapult
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on sling, slings:

Commando Mortar
... intent that the mortarman step on a marked point of the sling and pull the sling taut, at which point the mortar will be angled so as to fire to the range marked at that point of the ...
Sling, Gloucestershire - History
... The hamlet of Sling derives its name from a local iron ore mine ... Jackson, a Birmingham ironmaster, sank "Old Sling" ore mine below old workings at Clearwell Meend ... A factory for repairing boilers was founded at Sling in 1942, and was still operating in the late 1960s when it also made machine tools and employed ...
Ching Sling - History
... In the early 1980s the "Speed Slings" specified by Jeff Cooper on his scout rifle were derived from the Bisley Two-Point System which was dubbed "CW Sling" after ... when Eric Ching attended the Gunsite school he felt that he could improve the idea of the "Speed Sling" and he came up with a new design which was far more improved than the "CW Sling" ... The sling was found to be superior and quickly adopted and named "Ching Sling" by the Jeff Cooper and the name stuck ...
Ching Sling - Operation
... Like the CW Sling, the Ching sling uses three sling sockets ... Unlike the CW Sling, the Ching sling consists of a main strap, which is attached to the forearm and buttstock sockets like a normal carry sling, and a ... A clockwise half twist in the sling at the fore-end socket allows the strap to lay flat against the arm when shooting ...
Ching Sling
... The Ching sling is a tactical rifle sling created by Eric S ... The purpose of the sling is to stabilize the rifle as a shooting aid with a minimal amount of adjustment ...

More definitions of "sling":

  • (noun): A simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released.
  • (verb): Hurl as if with a sling.
    Synonyms: catapult
  • (noun): A shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel.
    Synonyms: slingback
  • (noun): A highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice.
  • (noun): Bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck.
    Synonyms: scarf bandage, triangular bandage

Famous quotes containing the word sling:

    Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd s bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 17:40.