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A slingshot

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EtymologyEdit

sling +‎ shot

NounEdit

slingshot (plural slingshots)

  1. (chiefly US) A Y-shaped stick with an elastic sling 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 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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