slug

noun (1)
\ˈsləg \

Definition of slug 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1 : sluggard

2 : a lump, disk, or cylinder of material (such as plastic or metal): such as

a(1) : a musket ball

(2) : bullet

b : a piece of metal roughly shaped for subsequent processing

c : a $50 gold piece

d : a disk for insertion in a slot machine especially : one used illegally instead of a coin

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

5a : a quantity of liquor drunk in one swallow

b : a detached mass of fluid (such as water vapor or oil) that causes impact (as in a circulating system)

6a : a strip of metal thicker than a printer's lead

b : a line of type cast as one piece

c : a usually temporary type line serving to instruct or identify

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

slug

verb (1)
slugged; slugging

Definition of slug (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to add a printer's slug to

2 : to drink in gulps often used with down

slug

noun (2)

Definition of slug (Entry 3 of 4)

: a heavy blow especially with the fist

slug

verb (2)
slugged; slugging

Definition of slug (Entry 4 of 4)

transitive verb

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

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

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Noun (1)

slug 3

In the meaning defined above

First Known Use of slug

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1830, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

circa 1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for slug

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

perhaps from slug to load with slugs

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Dictionary Entries near slug

slue

slue-foot

slue rope

slug

slugabed

slugcast

slugcasting

Phrases Related to slug

slug it out

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slug

noun
\ˈsləg \

Kids Definition of slug

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: 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

slug

noun

Kids Definition of slug (Entry 2 of 4)

1 : bullet

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

slug

noun

Kids Definition of slug (Entry 3 of 4)

: a hard blow especially with the fist

slug

verb
slugged; slugging

Kids Definition of slug (Entry 4 of 4)

: to hit hard with the fist or with a bat

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