sling definition, meaning - what is sling in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sling”

See all translations

sling

verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   us   /slɪŋ/ (slung, slung)

sling verb [T usually + adv/prep] (THROW)

informal to throw or drop something carelessly: Don't just sling your bag on the floor! If any of the letters aren't interesting just sling them in the bin. I'll just sling together a few things (= put what I need to take with me in a bag) and I'll be ready to go. mainly UK informal to throw or give something to someone: [+ two objects] Sling me a pen, will you?

sling verb [T usually + adv/prep] (HANG)

to hang something over something, especially in a careless way: I usually sling my jacket over the back of my chair.

sling

noun [C] uk   us   /slɪŋ/
a device that uses a strap, piece of cloth, or ropes for supporting, lifting, or carrying objects: The cylinder was lifted from the seabed in a sling. a device for supporting a broken or damaged arm in which the arm is held in front of the body in a piece of cloth that is tied around the neck: I had my arm in a sling for six weeks. a device like a bag for carrying a baby, tied to the front or the back of an adult's body a simple weapon used mainly in the past in which a strap held at the ends was used for throwing stones
(Definition of sling from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sling?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sling” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More