- a short oblique stroke (/) between two words indicating that whichever is appropriate may be chosen to complete the sense of the text in which they occur; a virgule: you and/or your dependents.
- a dividing line, as in dates, fractions, a run-in passage of poetry to show verse division, etc.; a virgule: She got 3/4 of the answers correct. “Sweetest love, I do not go/For weariness of thee.” (John Donne)
- an open area strewn with debris of trees from felling or from wind or fire.
- the debris itself.
Origin of slash1
OTHER WORDS FROM slashun·slashed, adjective
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How to use slash in a sentence
Diced apples and walnuts go into the mutaki, whose filling you can spy through the slashes made in the baked dough, curved as a Slinky toy.This new Azerbaijani bakery offers stories as good as its pastries|Tom Sietsema|February 26, 2021|Washington Post
This can normally be avoided by enforcing a site-wide trailing slash redirect via the website’s htaccess file, but Shopify does not allow access to the htaccess file.
By default, Shopify automatically ends URLs without a trailing slash, but variations of the same URL with a trailing slash are accessible to both users and search engines.
Google treats URLs with and without a trailing slash as unique pages.
Slough Creek is regarded as one of the best anywhere for the distinctive cutthroat trout, with its red slash on the lower jaw.In Big Sky country, a pandemic-era fly-fishing getaway|Carl Fincke|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
The young man weaves through clusters of bamboo and cuts a diagonal slash into a tree, positioning a hollow log at the end.
For example, they slash the faces of female bar owners who refuse to pay protection money.
“House Republicans slash funding that would help fight Ebola,” thundered Salon.
Another thing about planet tea party: Its occupants still want to slash government spending by massive amounts.
I would have added “no photographs of meditative politicians walking on the shore” with a slash though a silhouette of JFK.
It was shrill, it was penetrating, it rose and fell with a sort of ripping, tearing slash.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Well, by and by an adder bit a knight's heel; the knight forgot all about the order, and made a slash at the adder with his sword.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It was a female, somewhat smaller than the ones Kieran had fought with, and having a slash of white on the throat and chest.The Stars, My Brothers|Edmond Hamilton
The president, the vice-presidents, and the stewards were to have three buttons on a slash cuff, and to wear blue pantaloons.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
I left them as they were, and busied myself with rooting out undeniable weeds and carting off the slash and rubbish.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
British Dictionary definitions for slash
- littered wood chips and broken branches that remain after trees have been cut down
- an area so littered