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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

slugslʌg(n.; v.)slugged, slug•ging.

  1. (n.)any of various snaillike terrestrial gastropod mollusks having no shell or only a rudimentary one, feeding on plants, and often a pest of leafy garden crops.

    Category: Invertebrates

  2. a metal disk used as a coin or token, generally counterfeit.

  3. a piece of lead or other metal for firing from a gun.

  4. any heavy piece of crude metal.

    Category: Metallurgy

  5. Print. 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.

    Category: Printing

  6. a shot of liquor taken neat; belt.

    Category: Informal

  7. Slang. a person who is lazy or slow-moving; sluggard.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  8. Journalism. a short phrase or title used to indicate the story content of a piece of copy. the line of type carrying this information.

    Category: Journalism

  9. a gold coin of California, issued in 1849 and worth 50 dollars.

    Category: Numismatics

  10. a unit of mass, of about 32.2 lb (15 kg), that is accelerated 1 ft per sec per sec by a force of 1 lb.

    Category: Physics

  11. (v.t.)Print. to make (corrections) by replacing entire lines of type, esp. as set by a Linotype.

    Category: Printing

  12. Journalism. to furnish (copy) with a slug.

    Category: Journalism

Origin of slug:

1375–1425; < Scand; cf. Norw (dial.) sluggje heavy, slow person

slugslʌg(v.; n.)slugged, slug•ging

  1. (v.t.)to strike hard, esp. with the fist.

  2. to drive (a baseball) a great distance.

    Category: Sport

  3. to fight, esp. with fists:

    slugged it out.

  4. (v.i.)to hit or be capable of hitting hard.

  5. (n.)a hard blow or hit, esp. with a fist or baseball bat.

    Category: Sport

Origin of slug:

1820–30; perh. identical with slug1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bullet, slug(noun)

    a projectile that is fired from a gun

  2. slug(noun)

    a unit of mass equal to the mass that accelerates at 1 foot/sec/sec when acted upon by a force of 1 pound; approximately 14.5939 kilograms

  3. slug(noun)

    a counterfeit coin

  4. sluggard, slug(noun)

    an idle slothful person

  5. slug(noun)

    an amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped

    "he took a slug of hard liquor"

  6. type slug, slug(noun)

    a strip of type metal used for spacing

  7. slug(noun)

    any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell

  8. punch, clout, poke, lick, biff, slug(verb)

    (boxing) a blow with the fist

    "I gave him a clout on his nose"

  9. slug, slog, swig(verb)

    strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat

    "He slugged me so hard that I passed out"

  10. idle, laze, slug, stagnate(verb)

    be idle; exist in a changeless situation

    "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. slug(noun)ʌg

    a small animal like a snail with no shell


  1. slug(Noun)

    Any of many terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks, having no (or only rudimentary) shell

  2. slug(Noun)

    A lazy person, a sluggard.

  3. slug(Noun)

    A bullet (projectile).

  4. slug(Noun)

    A counterfeit coin, especially one used to steal from vending machines.

  5. slug(Noun)

    A shot of a drink, usually alcoholic.

  6. slug(Noun)

    A title, name or header, a catchline, a short phrase or title to indicate the content of a newspaper or magazine story

  7. slug(Noun)

    the Imperial (English) unit of mass that accelerates by 1 foot per second squared (1 ft/su00B2) when a force of one pound-force (lbf) is exerted on it.

  8. slug(Noun)

    A discrete mass of a material that moves as a unit, usually through another material.

  9. slug(Noun)

    A black screen.

  10. slug(Verb)

    To drink quickly; to gulp.

  11. slug(Verb)

    To down a shot.

  12. slug(Verb)

    To hit very hard, usually with the fist.

  13. slug(Verb)

    casual carpooling; forming ad hoc, informal carpools for purposes of commuting, essentially a variation of ride-share commuting and hitchhiking.

  14. slug(Noun)

    A piece of type metal imprinted by a Linotype machine; also a black mark placed in the margin to indicate an error.

  15. slug(Noun)

    A stranger picked up as a passenger to enable legal use of high occupancy vehicle lanes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slug(noun)

    a drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard

  2. Slug(noun)

    a hindrance; an obstruction

  3. Slug(noun)

    any one of numerous species of terrestrial pulmonate mollusks belonging to Limax and several related genera, in which the shell is either small and concealed in the mantle, or altogether wanting. They are closely allied to the land snails

  4. Slug(noun)

    any smooth, soft larva of a sawfly or moth which creeps like a mollusk; as, the pear slug; rose slug

  5. Slug(noun)

    a ship that sails slowly

  6. Slug(noun)

    an irregularly shaped piece of metal, used as a missile for a gun

  7. Slug(noun)

    a thick strip of metal less than type high, and as long as the width of a column or a page, -- used in spacing out pages and to separate display lines, etc

  8. Slug(verb)

    to move slowly; to lie idle

  9. Slug(verb)

    to make sluggish

  10. Slug(verb)

    to load with a slug or slugs; as, to slug a gun

  11. Slug(verb)

    to strike heavily

  12. Slug(verb)

    to become reduced in diameter, or changed in shape, by passing from a larger to a smaller part of the bore of the barrel; -- said of a bullet when fired from a gun, pistol, or other firearm


  1. Slug

    Slug is a common name for an apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word "slug" is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, has a very reduced shell, or has only a small internal shell. Slugs exist on land and in the sea, and there is even one genus of freshwater slugs, Acochlidium. The unadorned word "slug" is however applied primarily to land slugs, whereas slugs from the sea or from freshwater are usually referred to as "sea slugs" or"freshwater slugs". Land gastropods with a shell that is not quite vestigial, but is too small to retract into, are known as semislugs. The various taxonomic families of slugs form part of several quite different evolutionary lineages which also include snails. Thus, for example, the various families of land slugs are not very closely related to one another, despite a superficial similarity in the overall body form. The shell-less condition has arisen many times independently during the evolutionary past, and thus the category "slug" is emphatically a polyphyletic one.

Anagrams of SLUG

  1. lugs

Translations for SLUG

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a kind of animal like a snail.

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