I. noun Etymology: Middle English slugge, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect slugga to walk sluggishly Date: 15th century 1. sluggard 2. a lump, disk, or cylinder of material (as plastic or metal): as a. (1) a musket ball (2) bullet b. a piece of metal roughly shaped for subsequent processing c. a $50 gold piece d. a disk for insertion in a slot machine; especially one used illegally instead of a coin 3. any of numerous chiefly terrestrial pulmonate gastropods (order Stylommatophora) that are found in most parts of the world where there is a reasonable supply of moisture and are closely related to the land snails but are long and wormlike and have only a rudimentary shell often buried in the mantle or entirely absent 4. a smooth soft larva of a sawfly or moth that creeps like a mollusk 5. a. a quantity of liquor drunk in one swallow b. a detached mass of fluid (as water vapor or oil) that causes impact (as in a circulating system) 6. a. a strip of metal thicker than a printer's lead b. a line of type cast as one piece c. a usually temporary type line serving to instruct or identify 7. the gravitational unit of mass in the foot-pound-second system to which a pound force can impart an acceleration of one foot per second per second and which is equal to the mass of an object weighing 32 pounds II. transitive verb (slugged; slugging) Date: 1912 1. to add a printer's slug to 2. to drink in gulps — often used with down III. noun Etymology: perhaps from slug to load with slugs Date: 1830 a heavy blow especially with the fist IV. transitive verb (slugged; slugging) Date: circa 1861 1. to strike heavily with or as if with the fist or a bat 2. fight 4b — usually used in the phrase slug it out

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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, 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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