Slug
Slug Slug, n. [OE. slugge slothful, sluggen to be slothful; cf. LG. slukk low-spirited, sad, E. slack, slouch, D. slak, slek, a snail.] 1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A hindrance; an obstruction. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) 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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) Any smooth, soft larva of a sawfly or moth which creeps like a mollusk; as, the pear slug; rose slug. [1913 Webster]

5. A ship that sails slowly. [Obs.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

His rendezvous for his fleet, and for all slugs to come to, should be between Calais and Dover. --Pepys. [1913 Webster]

6. [Perhaps a different word.] An irregularly shaped piece of metal, used as a missile for a gun. [1913 Webster]

7. (Print.) 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. [1913 Webster]

{Sea slug}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any nudibranch mollusk. (b) A holothurian.

{Slug caterpillar}. Same as {Slugworm}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(without a shell) / , , , , ,


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  • slug — slug1 [slug] n. [ME slugge, slow, clumsy person or thing < Scand, as in Swed dial. slogga, to be sluggish < IE base * (s)leu , to hang loosely, lax > SLUDGE] 1. any of a large number of small, gastropod mollusks, esp. the ones resembling …   English World dictionary

  • Slug — Slug, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slugged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slugging}.] 1. To load with a slug or slugs; as, to slug a gun. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike heavily. [Cant or Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slug — Slug, v. i. To move slowly; to lie idle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To slug in sloth and sensual delight. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slug — steht für: eine Maßeinheit des Angloamerikanischen Maßsystems die NSLU2, ein NAS Gerät von Linksys motorloses Triebfahrzeug deren elektrische Fahrmotoren durch eine andere Lokomotive mit Energie versorgt werden, siehe Slug (Schienenfahrzeug) ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • slug — Ⅰ. slug [1] ► NOUN 1) a tough skinned terrestrial mollusc which lacks a shell and secretes a film of mucus for protection. 2) an amount of alcoholic liquor that is gulped or poured. 3) a bullet. ► VERB (slugged, slugging) …   English terms dictionary

  • Slug — Slug, v. t. To make sluggish. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slug — Slug, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slug — es la masa a la cual una fuerza de una libra fuerza (lbf) le imprime una aceleración de 1 ft/s². Esta unidad se utiliza para medir la masa, cuando la fuerza se mide en libras fuerza. 1 slug es aproximadamente igual a: ● 14,593902 kilogramos …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Slug — Slug. См. Вырубка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

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