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slung shot

Syllabification: slung shot

Definition of slung shot in English:

noun

A hard object, such as a metal ball, attached by a strap or thong to the wrist and used as a weapon.
Example sentences
  • The number 2 surprised even himself as he watched his low slung shot slide into the back of the net.
  • If he came willingly, the boatman gave him a drink; if he showed fight, the boatman hit him with a slung shot or club to keep him quiet.
  • There are hideous Chinese masks and slung shots, and sand-bags, and any amount of such paraphernalia of red murder.

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