slugger

[ sluhg-er ]
/ ˈslʌg ər /

noun

a person who strikes hard, especially a boxer noted for the ability to deliver hard punches.
Baseball. a player who frequently gets extra-base hits; a strong hitter.

Origin of slugger

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; slug2 + -er1
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slugger

/ (ˈslʌɡə) /

noun

(esp in boxing, baseball, etc) a person who strikes hard
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