What does the word sling mean?

Usage examples for sling

  1. The man who had performed the ceremony of the stone and sling came with us. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  2. He now determined to make a canvas case and sling it round his neck. – The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. " No go," remarked Nikel Sling sadly. – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne