- The definition of a slug is a small animal with a soft, smooth and slimy body without a shell that slowly moves using one muscular foot.
An example of a slug is the yellow mascot of UC Santa Cruz.
- Slug is defined as a small lump of metal or a piece of metal used instead of a token.
An example of a slug is a bullet.
- Slug means to hit hard.
An example of to slug is punching someone in the chest.
slug definition by Webster's New World
- any of a large number of small, gastropod mollusks, esp. the ones resembling a land snail, but having only a rudimentary internal shell buried in the mantle
- a smooth, soft moth (family Eucleidae) or sawfly larva, resembling a slug
- a person, vehicle, etc. that moves sluggishly
Origin: Middle English slugge, slow, clumsy person or thing ; from Scandinavian as in Swedish dialect, dialectal slogga, to be sluggish ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)leu-, to hang loosely, lax from source sludge
- a small piece or lump of metal; specif., a bullet
- ☆ a piece of metal shaped like and used in place of a coin in automatic coin machines; esp., such a substitute coin when used illegally
- ☆ Printing
- a strip of metal used to add space between lines of type
- a line of type made in one piece or strip, as by a linotype machine
- a short heading, often a single word, indicating the subject of copy
- Physics a unit of mass, equal to c. 14.6 kg (c. 32.2 lb), to which a force of one pound imparts an acceleration of one foot per second per second
Origin: probably ; from slug
Origin: probably ; from Danish sluge, to gulp; akin to German schlucken, to swallow ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)leug- from source Old Irish slucim, (I) swallow
Origin: ; from dialect, dialectal (Shetland) slog, slag, a blow ; from Old Norse slag, akin to Old English slean, to strike: see slay
slug definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A round bullet larger than buckshot.
- Informal a. A shot of liquor.b. An amount of liquid, especially liquor, that is swallowed in one gulp; a swig.
- A small metal disk for use in a vending or gambling machine, especially one used illegally.
- A lump of metal or glass prepared for further processing.
- Printing a. A strip of type metal, less than type-high and thicker than a lead, used for spacing.b. A line of cast type in a single strip of metal.c. A compositor's type line of identifying marks or instructions, inserted temporarily in copy.
- Physics The unit of mass that is accelerated at the rate of one foot per second per second when acted on by a force of one pound weight.
- Printing To add slugs to.
- Informal To drink rapidly or in large gulps: slugged down a can of pop.
Origin: Perhaps from slug2 (from its shape).
- Any of various small, snaillike, chiefly terrestrial gastropod mollusks of the genus Limax and related genera, having a slow-moving elongated body with no shell or only a flat rudimentary shell on or under the skin.
- The smooth soft larva of certain insects, such as the sawfly.
- A slimy mass of aggregated amoeboid cells from which the sporophore of a cellular slime mold develops.
- Informal A sluggard.
Origin: Middle English slugge, sluggard, probably of Scandinavian origin.
transitive verb slugged slugged, slug·ging, slugs
Origin: Possibly from slug1.
intransitive verb slugged slugged, slug·ging, slugs
Origin: Probably from slug2.
slug - Computer Definition
A metal bar containing the carved image of a letter or digit that is used in a printing mechanism.