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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(esp in boxing, baseball, etc) a person who strikes hard
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Word Origin and History for slugger

1877, originally in baseball, agent noun from slug (v.). Meaning "one who hits with the fists" is from 1883.

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