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slug

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noun \ˈsləg\

Definition of slug

  1. 1 :  sluggard

  2. 2 :  a lump, disk, or cylinder of material (as plastic or metal): asa (1) :  a musket ball (2) :  bulletb :  a piece of metal roughly shaped for subsequent processingc :  a $50 gold pieced :  a disk for insertion in a slot machine; especially :  one used illegally instead of a coin

  3. 3 :  any of numerous chiefly terrestrial pulmonate gastropods (order Stylommatophora) that are found in most parts of the world where there is a reasonable supply of moisture and are closely related to the land snails but are long and wormlike and have only a rudimentary shell often buried in the mantle or entirely absent

  4. 4 :  a smooth soft larva of a sawfly or moth that creeps like a mollusk

  5. 5a :  a quantity of liquor drunk in one swallowb :  a detached mass of fluid (as water vapor or oil) that causes impact (as in a circulating system)

  6. 6a :  a strip of metal thicker than a printer's leadb :  a line of type cast as one piecec :  a usually temporary type line serving to instruct or identify

  7. 7 :  the gravitational unit of mass in the foot-pound-second system to which a pound force can impart an acceleration of one foot per second per second and which is equal to the mass of an object weighing 32 pounds



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Origin of slug

Middle English slugge, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect slugga to walk sluggishly


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with slug


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slug

transitive verb,

Definition of slug

sluggedslugging

  1. 1 :  to add a printer's slug to

  2. 2 :  to drink in gulps —often used with down



1912

First Known Use of slug

1912


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slug

noun

Definition of slug

  1. :  a heavy blow especially with the fist



Origin of slug

perhaps from slug to load with slugs


First Known Use: 1830


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slug

transitive verb,

Definition of slug

sluggedslugging

  1. 1 :  to strike heavily with or as if with the fist or a bat

  2. 2 :  fight 4b —usually used in the phrase slug it out



Circa 1861

First Known Use of slug

circa 1861



SLUG Defined for Kids

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slug

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noun \ˈsləg\

Definition of slug for Students

  1. :  a wormlike animal living mostly on land that is a mollusk related to the snails but that has an undeveloped shell or none at all




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slug

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noun

Definition of slug for Students

  1. 1 :  bullet

  2. 2 :  a metal disk often used in place of a coin




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slug

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noun

Definition of slug for Students

  1. :  a hard blow especially with the fist




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slug

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verb

Definition of slug for Students

sluggedslugging

  1. :  to hit hard with the fist or with a bat





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