Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLINGSHOT

John Wilson said, "He should have had that one with a slingshot."

If he goes on with these fairy stories he will merely measure us coolly for a slingshot.

One had to be equally expert with a blaster and a slingshot when the occasion demanded.

A sparrow is always fair game for the boy with a slingshot or rifle.

Jim and Charity were dazed as if some footpad had struck them over the head with a slingshot.

As I scrambled to my feet and ran a few feet again I was hit on the shoulder with a slingshot.

The slingshot and the looped line, which had served such a useful purpose in securing birds, continued to be of prime importance.

The pellet bow, a form of slingshot, was also common in the earliest times.

Tiradur ang ipayhag sa balay sa putyúkan, Smash the beehive with a slingshot.

Tiradura ang manuk nga nanuktuk sa binlad, Shoot the chicken that is pecking at the rice with a slingshot.

WORD ORIGIN

1849, from sling (v.) + shot (n.). As a verb, from 1969. The piece of stone or metal hurled from it is a sling-stone (late 14c.). A slung-shot (1848) was a rock wrapped in a sling, used as a weapon by roughs and criminals.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SLINGSHOT

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.