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slue1

or slew

[sloo]
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verb (used with object), slued, slu·ing.
  1. to turn (a mast or other spar) around on its own axis, or without removing it from its place.
  2. to swing around.
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verb (used without object), slued, slu·ing.
  1. to turn about; swing around.
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noun
  1. the act of sluing.
  2. a position slued to.
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Origin of slue1

First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain
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Historical Examples

  • 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

slue1

noun, verb
  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of slew 2
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slue2

noun
  1. a variant spelling of slough 1 (def. 2)
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slue3

noun
  1. US informal a variant spelling of slew 4
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