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slingshot (plural slingshots)
- (chiefly US) A Y-shaped stick with an elastic sling between the arms used for shooting small projectiles.
- (stick with elastic band for shooting projectiles): bean shooter, catapult (UK), flip, hand catapult, shanghai (Australia and New Zealand)
- To move or cause to move in a manner resembling a projectile shot from a slingshot.
- (especially) To use the gravity of a moving planet to add momentum to a spacecraft.