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A slingshot


sling +‎ shot



slingshot (plural slingshots)

  1. (chiefly US) A Y-shaped stick with an elastic sling between the arms used for shooting small projectiles.
  2. (pinball) A stationary, often triangular object that launches any ball that hits its longest side back at a high force, now usually located above the flipper and between it and the inlane, with one each for both lower flippers.
  3. A sling bikini.
  4. (powerlifting) An implement of a broad fabric worn around and connecting both bicipites brachii to support benching the most heavy weights.
    Hypernym: elastic band


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

  1. To move or cause to move in a manner resembling a projectile shot from a slingshot.
  2. (especially) To use the gravity of a moving planet to add momentum to a spacecraft.
    The shuttle will slingshot around Jupiter on its way to Saturn.

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