or slew


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.


the act of sluing.
a position slued to.

Origin of slue

First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slued

Historical Examples of slued

  • The whole ribbed framework of the vessel was strained and slued.

    Wandl the Invader

    Raymond King Cummings

  • He slued round and went away steady, picking a bit as he went.

    Robbery Under Arms

    Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

  • 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

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

British Dictionary definitions for slued



noun, verb

a variant spelling (esp US) of slew 2




a variant spelling of slough 1 (def. 2)




US informal a variant spelling of slew 4
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