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Strap vs. Sling

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Strapnoun

A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like.

Slingverb

To throw with a circular or arcing motion.

Strapnoun

A strap worn on the shoulder.

Slingverb

To throw with a sling.

Strapnoun

A strip of thick leather used in flogging.

Slingverb

(nautical) To pass a rope around (a cask, gun, etc.) preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.

Strapnoun

Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.

Slingverb

(slang) To sell drugs.

Strapnoun

A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, used to hone the sharpened edge of a razor; a strop.

Slingnoun

(weapon) An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends, or with a string fastened to one end and a light stick to the other.

Strapnoun

A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.

Slingnoun

A kind of hanging bandage put around the neck, in which a wounded arm or hand is supported.

Strapnoun

A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.

Slingnoun

A loop of cloth, worn around the neck, for supporting a baby or other such load.

Strapnoun

(nautical) A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.

Slingnoun

A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with hooks, for suspending a barrel, bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering.

Strapnoun

(botany) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.

Slingnoun

A strap attached to a firearm, for suspending it from the shoulder.

Strapnoun

(botany) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.

Slingnoun

A band of rope or iron for securing a yard to a mast.

Strapnoun

(slang) A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.

Slingnoun

The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke.

Strapnoun

Credit offered to a customer, especially for alcoholic drink.

Slingnoun

(climbing) A loop of rope or fabric tape used for various purposes: e.g. as part of a runner, or providing extra protection when abseiling or belaying.

Strapnoun

(journalism) strapline

Slingnoun

A drink composed of a spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened.

‘gin sling’; ‘''a Singapore sling’;

Strapnoun

(slang) A strap-on.

Slingnoun

A young or infant spider, such as one raised in captivity.

Strapverb

(transitive) To beat or chastise with a strap; to whip, to lash.

Slingnoun

An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends, or with a string fastened to one end and a light stick to the other. The missile being lodged in a hole in the strap, the ends of the string are taken in the hand, and the whole whirled rapidly round until, by loosing one end, the missile is let fly with centrifugal force.

Strapverb

(transitive) To fasten or bind with a strap.

Slingnoun

The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke.

‘The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.’; ‘At one slingOf thy victorius arm, well-pleasing Son.’;

Strapverb

(transitive) To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop

‘to strap a razor’;

Slingnoun

A contrivance for sustaining anything by suspension

Strapnoun

A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging.

‘A lively cobbler that . . . had scarce passed a day without giving her [his wife] the discipline of the strap.’;

Slingnoun

A drink composed of spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened.

Strapnoun

Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use; as, a boot strap, shawl strap, stirrup strap.

Slingverb

To throw with a sling.

Strapnoun

A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.

Slingverb

To throw; to hurl; to cast.

Strapnoun

A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.

Slingverb

To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.

Strapnoun

A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.

Slingverb

To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.

Strapnoun

The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.

Slingnoun

a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice

Strapnoun

A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.

Slingnoun

a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones

Strapnoun

A shoulder strap. See under Shoulder.

Slingnoun

a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel

Strapverb

To beat or chastise with a strap.

Slingnoun

a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released

Strapverb

To fasten or bind with a strap.

Slingnoun

bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck

Strapverb

To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.

Slingverb

hurl as if with a sling

Strapnoun

an elongated leather strip (or or strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position

Slingnoun

a flexible strap or belt used in the form of a loop to support or raise a hanging weight

‘the horse had to be supported by a sling fixed to the roof’;

Strapnoun

hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it

Slingnoun

a bandage or soft strap looped round the neck to support an injured arm

‘she had her arm in a sling’;

Strapnoun

a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag

Slingnoun

a pouch or frame for carrying a baby, supported by a strap round the neck or shoulders

‘a baby sling’;

Strapnoun

whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging

Slingnoun

a short length of rope used to provide additional support for the body in abseiling or climbing.

Strapverb

tie with a strap

Slingnoun

a simple weapon in the form of a strap or loop, used to hurl stones or other small missiles

‘700 men armed only with slings’;

Strapverb

beat severely with a whip or rod;

‘The teacher often flogged the students’; ‘The children were severely trounced’;

Slingnoun

a bribe or gratuity.

Strapverb

sharpen with a strap;

‘strap a razor’;

Slingnoun

a sweetened drink of spirits, especially gin, and water.

Strapverb

secure (a sprained joint) with a strap

Slingverb

suspend or arrange (something), especially with a strap or straps, so that it hangs loosely in a particular position

‘a hammock was slung between two trees’;

Strap

A strap, sometimes also called strop, is an elongated flap or ribbon, usually of leather or other flexible materials. Thin straps are used as part of clothing or baggage, or bedding such as a sleeping bag.

Slingverb

carry (something, especially a garment) loosely and casually about one's person

‘he had his jacket slung over one shoulder’;

Slingverb

hoist or transfer (something) with a sling

‘horse after horse was slung up from the barges’;

Slingverb

casually throw or fling

‘sling a few things into your knapsack’;

Slingverb

hurl (a stone or other missile) from a sling or similar weapon

‘a boulder that was slung from a catapult’;

Slingverb

mock; make fun

‘I wasn't slinging off at your religion’;

Slingverb

pay a bribe or gratuity

‘they didn't forget to sling when the backhanders came in’;

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