Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who slings; especially, one who uses the sling as a weapon in war or the chase. The Greeks, Romans, and Carthaginians had bodies of slingers attached to their armies, recruited especially from the inhabitants of the Balearic Isles. The use of the sling continued among European armies to the sixteenth century, at which time it was employed to hurl grenades. See cut under
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who slings, or uses a sling.
- n. a person who uses a sling to throw something
“I wish there were a way to measure the groans/outrage from fanboys when the young, unknown actor to be the new web-slinger is announced.”
“Let the jargon slinger know that you know who they are: a vapid, message-clouding, English-avoiding, communications nightmare.”
“Not when "the old gun-slinger" is leading your team, apparently.”
“I shot my first buck with an antique stevens 12 ga. pumpkin slinger that, fully loaded, held 6 rounds.”
“Let the jargon slinger know that you know who they are: a vapid, message-clouding”
“She's portrayed as a sword slinger without equal, with the exception of the (possibly demon-power enhanced) Griffith.”
“It was clear early on that he was an excellent word slinger with some seriously crazy stories to tell about his wild life.”
“Thanks for letting a humble dilletante word slinger participate.”
“He was not just a rattle-box, a mere word slinger, for he always had something to say worth listening to; talking to a crowd was no great task for him and he had a genius for verbal expression.”
“The slinger is the only bowler in the world to have two World Cup hat-tricks, the only bowler to have taken three hat-tricks in one-day internationals and also the only player to have taken four wickets in four consecutive balls in any form of international cricket.”
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