slingshot

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slingshot

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slingshot (plural slingshots)

  1. A Y-shaped stick with an elastic band between the arms used for shooting small projectiles.

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slingshot (third-person singular simple present slingshots, present participle slingshotting, simple past and past participle slingshotted)

  1. To move in a manner resembling a slingshot.
  2. Especially, to use the gravity of a moving planet to add momentum to a spacecraft.

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