any of various snaillike terrestrial gastropods having no shell or only a rudimentary one, feeding on plants and a pest of leafy garden crops.
a metal disk used as a coin or token, generally counterfeit.
a piece of lead or other metal for firing from a gun.
any heavy piece of crude metal.
a thick strip of type metal less than type-high.
such a strip containing a type-high number or other character for temporary use.
a line of type in one piece, as produced by a Linotype.
Informal. a shot of liquor taken neat; belt.
Slang. a person who is lazy or slow-moving; sluggard.
a slow-moving animal, vehicle, or the like.
Also called catchline. a short phrase or title used to indicate the story content of newspaper or magazine copy.
the line of type carrying this information.
Metalworking. a small piece of metal ready for processing.
a gold coin of California, privately issued in 1849 and for some time after, worth 50 dollars.
Physics. a unit of mass, equivalent to approximately 32.2 pounds (15 kilograms) and having the property that a force of one pound acting upon a mass of this unit produces an acceleration of one foot per second per second.
an irregular projection or knob on the surface of yarn, usually produced by lint or by defects in weaving.
to make (corrections) by replacing entire lines of type, especially as set by a Linotype.
to check the lines of (typeset copy) against copy of the previous typesetting stage to ensure that no line has been omitted, especially before printing or plating.
Journalism. to furnish (copy) with a slug.
to interpolate pieces of metal into (a joint being welded).
- sluglike, adjective
Other definitions for slug (2 of 2)
to strike heavily; hit hard, especially with the fist.
to hit or drive (a baseball) very hard or a great distance.
to hit or be capable of hitting hard.
to trudge, fight, or push onward, as against obstacles or through mud or snow: The infantry slugged up the hill and dug in.
a hard blow or hit, especially with a fist or baseball bat.
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How to use slug in a sentence
Instead, after the initial slug of snow, they predict a dry slot to punch into the region as temperatures rise while the secondary low forms and exits to our east.D.C. area sees increasing snow chances Sunday and Monday | Jason Samenow, Wes Junker | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Around 20 million years ago, giant ocean worms may have burrowed into the seafloor and burst forth like the space slug from Star Wars to ambush unsuspecting fish.Giant worms may have burrowed into the ancient seafloor to ambush prey | Helen Thompson | January 22, 2021 | Science News
Think of these like the potato-shaped asteroids from Star Wars—just bigger, farther apart, and without the giant space slugs.The Sight of Jupiter and Saturn Together Is a Beautiful Thing - Facts So Romantic | Sean Raymond & Sebastiaan Krijt | December 21, 2020 | Nautilus
Despite a quarter million kilometers on the clock, a yelping suspension and the pickup of a slug on barbiturates, it’s a much-sought-after vehicle, the car for Africa.
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The big slug happened to hit the suspect in the street, passing through his arm and then striking Police Officer Andrew Dossi.
A random slug that seems to have been intended for nobody in particular tore through a wall and struck the child in the head.11 Children Shot in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa's Lap | Michael Daly | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On November 4, 1928, someone put a revolver slug into Rothstein's body in Room 349 of the Park Central Hotel.
One night, he pumped a slug from a .357 magnum into the chest of his bass player (who lived to sue).The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis | Richard Ben Cramer | January 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But at this point, dear old dad has little choice but to stand back and let his girls slug it out and hope for the best.
The green damp hung upon the low walls, and the tracks of the snail and slug glistened in the light; but all was still as death.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
As for me, I still shook with horror when I remembered how close he had come to putting a slug through the drunk.
My head was swimming a bit, and there was a throb of pain from my side where a slug had gouged a path.
I don't believe that was an Armstrong slug, though: it acted too sort of lazy.Left on Labrador | Charles Asbury Stephens
Tears were in the eyes of both when Ato took the slug-horn from his father.Hunters Out of Space | Joseph Everidge Kelleam
British Dictionary definitions for slug (1 of 3)
any of various terrestrial gastropod molluscs of the genera Limax, Arion, etc, in which the body is elongated and the shell is absent or very much reduced: Compare sea slug Related adjective: limacine
any of various other invertebrates having a soft slimy body, esp the larvae of certain sawflies
informal, mainly US and Canadian a slow-moving or lazy person or animal
British Dictionary definitions for slug (2 of 3)
an fps unit of mass; the mass that will acquire an acceleration of 1 foot per second per second when acted upon by a force of 1 pound. 1 slug is approximately equal to 32.17 pounds
metallurgy a metal blank from which small forgings are worked
a bullet or pellet larger than a pellet of buckshot
mainly US and Canadian a metal token for use in slot machines, etc
a thick strip of type metal that is less than type-high and is used for spacing
a similar strip carrying a type-high letter, used as a temporary mark by compositors
a metal strip containing a line of characters as produced by a linecaster
a draught of a drink, esp an alcoholic one
a magnetic core that is screwed into or out of an inductance coil to adjust the tuning of a radio frequency amplifier
British Dictionary definitions for slug (3 of 3)
to hit very hard and solidly, as in boxing
(intr) US and Canadian to plod as if through snow
(tr) Australian and NZ informal to charge (someone) an exorbitant price
slug it out informal to fight, compete, or struggle with fortitude
an act of slugging; heavy blow
Australian and NZ informal an exorbitant charge or price
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