- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Origin of slug1
OTHER WORDS FROM slugsluglike, adjective
Other definitions for slug (2 of 2)
Origin of slug2
How to use slug in a sentence
Dressed in Jean Paul Gaultier, the cover is slugged with “Boy who shook the fashion world.”Kim Kardashian Apparently Has More Selling Power Than Kate Middleton; Tom Ford Wants To Raise His Kids in London|The Fashion Beast Team|January 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Gingrich strapped on his helmet, slugged down some sake, jumped in his Zero, and dive-bombed into the SS Romney.Money Changed Everything for Mitt Romney in Florida Primary|Paul Begala|February 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In her court declaration, Michelle Ghent Howard says her new husband “slugged” her in the face and neck.Terrence Howard’s Nasty Divorce: 11 Disturbing Claims in the Court File|Maria Elena Fernandez|January 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Perry and Romney slugged it out at CNN's debate—and Lone Star strategists Paul Begala and Mark McKinnon butt heads on the outcome.
McAdoo sorter reckoned as how likely he wus slugged, an' throwed overboard.The Devil's Own|Randall Parrish
Frank stepped in between his outstretched arms and slugged him squarely on top of the head with the telephone.Deadly City|Paul W. Fairman
Whence slugga and sluggera, a cavity in a river-bed into which the water is slugged or swallowed.English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
Sometimes these men were pointed out to them, at other times they were given the names of the men that were to be slugged.Violence and the Labor Movement|Robert Hunter
Moreover, this result would require no use of force—no "slugging" of non-unionists, since there would be none to be slugged.Essentials of Economic Theory|John Bates Clark
British Dictionary definitions for slug (1 of 3)
Word Origin for slug
British Dictionary definitions for slug (2 of 3)
- 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