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slingshot

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
slingshotsling‧shot /ˈslɪŋʃɒt $ -ʃɑːt/ noun [countable] American English 🔊 🔊 PMWa small Y-shaped stick with a thin band of rubber across the top, used to throw stones syn catapult British English
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slingshotSo he uses a slingshot to fire apples at the pears, but he misses every time.A slingshot unseated this one and Scathach impaled him.My first reaction was to scan the angry opposition mob for shotguns, pistols, slingshots, and M-80s.James Mellaart reports evidence from Catal Huyuk for the use of the slingshot, bow and arrow, lance, and spear.Tuthanach slingshot whizzed and whirred, and two of the horsemen fell back over the mounts' haunches.
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