Definition of flinger in US English:

flinger

noun

  • See fling

    • ‘Indeed, those early days of Johnson as a wild, high-strung flinger are getting hazier, wiped off the memory bank by the enduring image of a power pitcher who has developed impeccable control.’
    • ‘Mrs. Medori is ‘la Maestra’ and conducts the concerto of flower flingers.’
    • ‘I'm more of a flinger than a floater, so my teacher catches my hips, then he stands there and counts slowly to twelve while subtly, telepathically adjusting my posture and watching for signs of collapse.’
    • ‘Without that hand speed, he might be just another flinger.’
    • ‘Torpedo and missile launchers on capital warships are essentially flingers, just very specialized ones.’