slingshot

EnglishEdit

 
A slingshot

EtymologyEdit

sling +‎ shot

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NounEdit

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.

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VerbEdit

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.

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