slue definition by Webster's New World
transitive verb, intransitive verb slued, sluing
to turn or swing around, as on a pivot or fixed point
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- the act of sluing
- the position to which a thing has been slued
slough (sense )
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slue definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also slewverb slued slued also slewed, slu·ing also slew·ing, slues also slews verb, transitive
- To turn (something) on an axis; rotate: slued the swivel chair around; sluing the boom of a crane.
- To turn sharply; veer: braked and slued the car around.
- To turn about an axis; pivot.
- To turn or slide sideways or off course; skid.
- The act of sluing.
- The position to which something has slued.
Origin: Origin unknown.
Variant of slew1.
Variant of slough1.