March 13, 2007

If you missed this O.E.D. word...

Sling, n.

"A device for securing or grasping bulky or heavy articles while being hoisted or lowered, usually a belt, rope, or chain formed into a loop and fitted with hooks and tackle (cf. quots. 1627, 1769); a loop of this kind by which heavy objects are lifted, carried, or suspended." More complex than the slingshot that took down Goliath.

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