slue

or slew

[ sloo ]
/ slu /

verb (used with object), slued, slu·ing.

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, slu·ing.

to turn about; swing around.

noun

the act of sluing.
a position slued to.

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Origin of slue

First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for slue (1 of 3)

slue1
/ (sluː) /

noun, verb

a variant spelling (esp US) of slew 2

British Dictionary definitions for slue (2 of 3)

slue2
/ (sluː) /

noun

a variant spelling of slough 1 (def. 2)

British Dictionary definitions for slue (3 of 3)

slue3
/ (sluː) /

noun

US informal a variant spelling of slew 4
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