Definition of slugger
: one that strikes hard or with heavy blows: such asa : a prizefighter who punches hard but has usually little defensive skillb : a hard-hitting batter in baseball
Recent Examples of slugger from the Web
The bet here is that everything is about to click into place for the 22-year-old slugger, and that the Cubs will get a chance to defend their title in October.
Sports Baseball’s Eyes Are on Aaron Judge—Robert O’Connell examines the staying power of the New York Yankees’ star rookie slugger.
Giancarlo Stanton, the statuesque slugger for the Miami Marlins, just became larger than life.
The girl is being sidelined through July 11 by a giant silhouette of Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton swinging a bat to highlight the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby.
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will defend his title, as will Miami teammate Justin Bour.
The Cubs’ slugger is hitting .263 with 16 home runs and 32 RBIs.
In 1939, the slugger and first baseman was dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a nerve disease soon to carry his name.
Two-way star Brendan McKay, slugger Drew Ellis, closer Lincoln Henzman, shortstop Devin Hairston, catcher Colby Fitch, center fielder Logan Taylor and pitching ace Kade McClure were picked in the MLB draft.
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First Known Use of slugger
SLUGGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slugger for English Language Learners
: a boxer who punches hard
baseball : a batter who hits many home runs
SLUGGER Defined for Kids
Definition of slugger for Students
: a boxer or baseball batter who hits hard
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