- 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
Ensure you are using the right keywords in the slug and categorize your posts sensibly to give your products the best chance of being found.Four common SEO problems with Shopify and how to fix them|Edward Coram James|February 19, 2021|Search Engine Watch
As a result, more couples are willing to reach settlements instead of slugging it out in court for years.Is Alimony Anti-Feminist?|Keli Goff|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2010, he served a year in prison for felony assault after slugging his way through a bar fight.Deep Thoughts from War Machine's Sexist, Racist Prison Blog|Melissa Leon|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eventually Guy lost his mount as well, and the two men got down to a slugging match with their swords.The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat|Steven Isaac|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By 1994, the league slugging percentage was a preposterous .424, the highest since 1930.Are Athletes Using Your Tax Dollars to Juice?|Stuart Stevens|May 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But most of us are still probably better off slugging it out ourselves—without a lawyer.Postnups Becoming More Popular, but They’re Not for Everyone|Jacoba Urist|May 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Why, the first game you play in some one will tease you into slugging him and the umpire will fire you.The Varmint|Owen Johnson
At the moment they're slugging it out to see which one gets to levy a head tax on the juke boxes in this section."And That's How It Was, Officer"|Ralph Sholto
There was a strong breeze blowing aft and the barque was slugging along under all plain sail.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
There's no wholesale slugging as in the early days, when the football field was more like a prize ring than a gridiron.Bert Wilson on the Gridiron|J. W. Duffield
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