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.
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How to use slugger in a sentence
One thing that made the hitting streak easier for DiMaggio is that, unlike sluggers today, he hardly ever struck out.Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak still a record 80 years later | Fred Bowen | May 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Following some mishaps over the past two seasons, Wednesday’s incident revived talk that the young slugger might be best served in the role of designated hitter.Chasing home runs has been dangerous for Eloy Jiménez. Now it may cost him a season. | Des Bieler | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Nationals fans could get a look at new sluggers Josh Bell and Kyle Schwarber, and watch Jon Lester pitch two solid innings in his first start.What are the Orioles and MASN doing? Maybe getting ready to go on the market. | Thomas M. Boswell | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
She takes a golf club, the country club equivalent of a Louisville slugger, and attacks his car.Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’: Hell Hath No Fury Like A Tay-Tay Scorned | Sujay Kumar | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Context: The Yankees slugger was speaking of his ex-wife, Marilyn Monroe.Tupac’s ‘F*ck You’ to a Cop and the Best Last Words | Marlow Stern | May 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz clobbered the ball this October.The Red Sox Win the World Series: Big Papi By the Numbers | The Daily Beast | October 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“It was named for Reggie Jackson”—the famed 1970s-era Yankee slugger.Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Patrick Kennedy Talk Addiction, New Book | Lloyd Grove | January 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Possibly he had gone a round or two with some second rate slugger some time in his life.
"Kennedy's ball," came the sharp cry of slugger Jones, the umpire.The Varmint | Owen Johnson
Even under those circumstances he began as if he meant to pass this dangerous slugger.The New Boys at Oakdale | Morgan Scott
I accompanied the leader, a fellow called the "slugger," and reached the alley about eleven o'clock.Tramping with Tramps | Josiah Flynt
Leete, their chief slugger, was utterly bewildered by Joes offerings and struck out among the jeers of the Giant fans.Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team | Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for slugger
(esp in boxing, baseball, etc) a person who strikes hard
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