Sling - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
1. An instrument for throwing stones, consisting of a strap and two strings; the stone being lodged in the strap, is thrown by losing one of the strings With a sling and a stone David killed Goliath.
2. A throw; a stroke.
3. A kind of hanging bandage put round the neck, in which a wounded limb is sustained.
4. A rope by which a cask or bale is suspended and swung in or out of a ship
5. A drink composed of equal parts of rum or spirit and water sweetened.
SLING, v.t. pret. and pp. slung. [The primary sense seems to be to swing.]
1. To throw with a sling.
2. To throw; to hurl.
3. To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.
4. To move or swing by a rope which suspends the thing.