Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To remove from a sling or a slung position.
  • transitive verb Nautical To remove the slings of (a yard, for example).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To remove from a position in which it has been slung; specifically (nautical), to take off the slings of, as a yard, a cask, etc.; release from slings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb (Naut.) To take off the slings of, as a yard, a cask, or the like; to release from the slings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to take something from a hanging, or slung position.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From un- +‎ sling

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