- Lug is defined as a heavy bolt used to fasten a wheel, or is slang for a big man.
- An example of a lug is the bolt used to mount a tire.
- A man who is helpful at lifting heavy things is an example of a lug.
- The definition of lug is to carry or drag something heavy.
To carry a suitcase up the stairs is an example of lug.
transitive verblugged, lugging
- to carry or drag (something heavy)
- to introduce (a topic, story, etc.) without good reason into a conversation or discourse
Origin of lugMiddle English luggen, probably ; from Scandinavian as in Swedish lugga, to pull, literally , pull by the hair ; from lugg, forelock
- Scot. an ear
- an earlike projection by which a thing is held or supported
- a loop on the side of a harness through which the shaft passes
- any of the heavy bolts which extend out from an axle hub or a disc brake, used, with a , to mount a wheel
- a shallow box for shipping fruit or produce
- any of a series of raised or projecting areas as on an automobile tire or the sole of a boot, for increasing traction
- ☆ Slang money exacted for political purposes: chiefly in , to exact a contribution from
- Slang a fellow, esp. a loutish fellow
- Archaic the act of lugging
Origin of lug< ?
Origin of lug; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- A handle or projection used as a hold or support.
- A lug nut.
- Nautical A lugsail.
- A projecting part of a larger piece that helps to provide traction, as on a tire or the sole of a boot.
- A copper or brass fitting to which electrical wires can be soldered or otherwise connected.
- Slang A clumsy fool; a blockhead.
Origin of lugMiddle English lugge, earflap, probably of Scandinavian origin.
verblugged lugged, lug·ging, lugs
- To drag or haul (an object) laboriously.
- To pull or drag with short jerks.
- To cause (an engine, for example) to run poorly or hesitate: If you drive too slowly in third gear, you'll lug the engine.
- To pull something with difficulty; tug.
- To move along by jerks or as if under a heavy burden.
- To run poorly or hesitate because of strain. Used of an engine: The motor lugs on hills.
- Archaic a. The act of lugging.b. Something lugged.
- A box for shipping fruit or vegetables.
Origin of lugMiddle English luggen, of Scandinavian origin.
Origin of LugOld Irish.
- The act of hauling or dragging.
- a hard lug
- That which is hauled or dragged.
- The pack is a heavy lug.
- Anything that moves slowly.
- A lug nut.
- (electricity) A device for terminating an electrical conductor to facilitate the mechanical connection; to the conductor it may be crimped to form a cold weld, soldered or have pressure from a screw.
- A part of something which sticks out, used as a handle or support.
- A fool, a large man.
- (UK) An ear or ear lobe.
- A wood box used for transporting fruit or vegetables.
- (slang) A request for money, as for political purposes.
- They put the lug on him at the courthouse.
- (UK, dialect) A rod or pole.
- (UK, dialect) A measure of length equal to 16½ feet.
- (nautical) A lugsail.
- (harness) The leather loop or ear by which a shaft is held up.
- A lugworm.
(third-person singular simple present lugs, present participle lugging, simple past and past participle lugged)
lug - Computer Definition
(1) (Linux Users Group) A formal or informal organization of Linux users who gather together virtually or in person to exchange information and resources. Some groups maintain mailing lists and send out newsletters for their members. For more information and a list of international user links, visit www.linux.org/groups.
(2) (Logic Users Group) A large and well established online community that maintains Web forums and resources for Apple's Logic Pro MIDI sequencer and other related audio hardware and software from Apple. For more information, visit www.logic-users.org and www.apple.com/logicpro.