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[sloo] /slu/
verb (used with object), slued, sluing.
to turn (a mast or other spar) around on its own axis, or without removing it from its place.
to swing around.
verb (used without object), slued, sluing.
to turn about; swing around.
the act of sluing.
a position slued to.
Origin of slue1
First recorded in 1760-70; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The toboggan struck a lump of ice on the hill, slued around, though Ted did his best to steer it, and began going sideways.

  • Ten-Gallon slued in his saddle, slouching over confidentially.

    Claim Number One George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • She gave the floppy hat a yank that slued the ridiculous green bow to a more rakish angle, and then stopped suddenly in the road.

    Anything Once Douglas Grant
  • She grasped him under the arms and with the strength of a young Amazon slued him about as if he had been a sack of flour.

    The Heritage of the Hills Arthur P. Hankins
  • Then her heart stood still with horror, for he had slued round to the bed and was stretching his hands out above the baby.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • I slued around my head to look a second time, but the fog had already swallowed him.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • She swung into the saddle, then slued toward him, leaned an elbow on the horn and rested her chin in the palm of her hand.

    The Heritage of the Hills Arthur P. Hankins
  • In the meantime the guns ashore had been slued round, and were now pointed on a spot somewhat ahead of the schooner.

    A Roving Commission G. A. Henty
  • He walked wid a hand on my shoulder all slued sideways, an' his right leg swingin' like a lame camel.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • I stopped, and as I did so rapidly cocked the rifle and slued round upon my heel.

    Maiwa's Revenge H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for slued


noun, verb
a variant spelling (esp US) of slew2


a variant spelling of slough1 (sense 2)


(US, informal) a variant spelling of slew4
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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