- 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.
- 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 of slugMiddle English slugge, slow, clumsy person or thing ; from Scand, 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 of slugprobably ; from slug
Origin of slugprobably ; 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 of slug; from dialect, dialectal (Shetland) slog, slag, a blow ; from Old Norse slag, akin to Old English slean, to strike: see slay
intransitive verbslugged, slug·ging, slugs
Origin of slugProbably from slug2.
transitive verbslugged, slug·ging, slugs
Origin of slugPossibly from slug1.
- Any of various terrestrial gastropod mollusks having a slow-moving slimy elongated body with no shell or with a flat rudimentary shell on or under the skin, usually found in moist habitats.
- A sea slug.
- The smooth soft larva of certain insects, such as the sawfly.
- A slimy mass of aggregated amoeboid cells that develops into the spore-bearing fruiting body of a cellular slime mold.
- Informal A sluggard.
Origin of slugMiddle English slugge, sluggard, probably of Scandinavian origin.
- 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 British unit of mass that accelerates at the rate of one foot per second per second when acted on by a force of one pound on the surface of the Earth.
transitive verbslugged, slug·ging, slugs
- Printing To add slugs to.
- Informal To drink rapidly or in large gulps: slugged down a can of pop.
Origin of slugPerhaps from slug2 (from its shape).
- Any of many terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks, having no (only rudimentary) shell
- A bullet (projectile).
- A counterfeit coin, especially one used to steal from vending machines.
- A shot of a drink, usually alcoholic.
- (journalism) A title, name or header, a catchline, a short phrase or title to indicate the content of a newspaper or magazine story for editing use.
- (physics, rarely used) the Imperial (English) unit of mass that accelerates by 1 foot per second squared (1 ft/sÂ²) when a force of one pound-force (lbf) is exerted on it.
- A discrete mass of a material that moves as a unit, usually through another material.
- A motile pseudoplasmodium formed by amoebae working together.
- (television editing) A black screen.
- (letterpress typography) A piece of type metal imprinted by a Linotype machine; also a black mark placed in the margin to indicate an error.
- (regional) A stranger picked up as a passenger to enable legal use of high occupancy vehicle lanes.
- (web design) The last part of a clean URL, the displayed resource name, similar to a filename.
- A ship that sails slowly.
(third-person singular simple present slugs, present participle slugging, simple past and past participle slugged)
- To drink quickly; to gulp.
- To down a shot.
- To hit very hard, usually with the fist.
- He insulted my mother, so I slugged him.
- The fighter slugged his opponent into unconsciousness.
- To take part in casual carpooling; to form ad hoc, informal carpools for commuting, essentially a variation of ride-share commuting and hitchhiking.
- (intransitive, of a bullet) To become reduced in diameter, or changed in shape, by passing from a larger to a smaller part of the bore of the barrel.
- To load with a slug or slugs.
- to slug a gun
- To make sluggish.
Originally referred to a lazy person, from Middle English slugge, probably of Scandinavian/Old Norse origin; compare dialectal Norwegian sluggje (“heavy, slow person").
slug - Computer Definition
A metal bar containing the carved image of a letter or digit that is used in a printing mechanism.