- to turn (a mast or other spar) around on its own axis, or without removing it from its place.
- to swing around.
- to turn about; swing around.
- the act of sluing.
- a position slued to.
Origin of slue1
First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for 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
He walked wid a hand on my shoulder all slued sideways, an' his right leg swingin' like a lame camel.Soldiers Three, Part II.
- a variant spelling (esp US) of slew 2
- a variant spelling of slough 1 (def. 2)
- US informal a variant spelling of slew 4