Slingshots, Catapults & Slingshot Accessories
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A slingshot (chiefly American), hand catapult (primarily British English), shanghai, or ging[a] (chiefly Australia and New Zealand), bean shooter, or flip, is normally a small hand-powered projectile weapon.
The classic form consists of a Y-shaped frame held in the off hand, with two rubber strips attached to the uprights. The other ends of the strips lead back to a pocket which holds the projectile. The pocket is grasped by the dominant hand and drawn back to the desired extent to provide power for the projectile (up to a full span of the arms with sufficiently long bands).
Slingshots are also occasionally used in angling to disperse bait into the water over a wide area, so that multiple fish are attracted near the angler's fishing rod.