slugger

noun slug·ger \ ˈslə-gər \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of slugger

: one that strikes hard or with heavy blows: such as
a : a prizefighter who punches hard but has usually little defensive skill
b : a hard-hitting batter in baseball

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First Known Use of slugger

1877

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SLUGGER Defined for English Language Learners

slugger

Definition of slugger for English Language Learners

  • : a boxer who punches hard

  • baseball : a batter who hits many home runs


SLUGGER Defined for Kids

slugger

noun slug·ger \ ˈslə-gər \

Definition of slugger for Students

: a boxer or baseball batter who hits hard


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