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English definition of “sling”

sling

noun [C] (SUPPORTING DEVICE)   /slɪŋ/
a device used to support, lift, or carry objects, often by ropes or straps: The helicopter lowered a sling to the boat and rescued the sailor. medical A sling is a piece of material tied around the neck and providing support for a broken or damaged arm while it heals: They put his arm in a sling.
(Definition of sling noun (SUPPORTING DEVICE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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