Definition of Slug

1. Noun. A projectile that is fired from a gun.

Exact synonyms: Bullet
Group relationships: Cartridge
Specialized synonyms: Dumdum, Dumdum Bullet, Full Metal Jacket, Rifle Ball, Rubber Bullet
Generic synonyms: Missile, Projectile

2. Verb. Strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat. "The fighter managed to slug his opponent"; "He slugged me so hard that I passed out"
Exact synonyms: Slog, Swig
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Slugger, Slugger

3. Noun. A unit of mass equal to the mass that accelerates at 1 foot/sec/sec when acted upon by a force of 1 pound; approximately 14.5939 kilograms.
Generic synonyms: Mass Unit

4. Verb. Be idle; exist in a changeless situation. "He slugged in bed all morning"

5. Noun. A counterfeit coin.
Generic synonyms: Coin

6. Noun. An idle slothful person.
Exact synonyms: Sluggard
Generic synonyms: Bum, Do-nothing, Idler, Layabout, Loafer

7. Noun. An amount of an alcoholic drink (usually liquor) that is poured or gulped. "He took a slug of hard liquor"

8. Noun. A strip of type metal used for spacing.
Exact synonyms: Type Slug
Generic synonyms: Type Metal

9. Noun. Any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell.
Generic synonyms: Gastropod, Univalve
Group relationships: Family Limacidae, Limacidae

10. Noun. (boxing) a blow with the fist. "I gave him a clout on his nose"
Exact synonyms: Biff, Clout, Lick, Poke, Punch
Specialized synonyms: Counter, Counterpunch, Parry, Haymaker, Knockout Punch, Ko Punch, Sunday Punch, Hook, Jab, Rabbit Punch, Sucker Punch
Category relationships: Boxing, Fisticuffs, Pugilism
Generic synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Biff, Clout, Poke, Punch

Definition of Slug

1. n. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard.

2. v. i. To move slowly; to lie idle.

3. v. t. To make sluggish.

4. v. t. To load with a slug or slugs; as, to slug a gun.

5. 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.

Definition of Slug

1. Noun. Any of many terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks, having no (or only rudimentary) shell ¹

2. Noun. (slang) A lazy person, a sluggard. ¹

3. Noun. A bullet (projectile). ¹

4. Noun. A counterfeit coin, especially one used to steal from vending machines. ¹

5. Noun. A shot of a drink, usually alcoholic. ¹

6. Noun. (context: journalism) A title, name or header, a catchline, a short phrase or title to indicate the content of a newspaper or magazine story ¹

7. Noun. (physics rarely used) the Imperial (English) unit of mass that accelerates by 1 foot per second squared (1 ft/s²) when a force of one pound-force (lbf) is exerted on it. ¹

8. Noun. A discrete mass of a material that moves as a unit, usually through another material. ¹

9. Noun. (context: television editing) A black screen. ¹

10. Noun. (metal typesetting) A piece of type metal imprinted by a Linotype machine; also a black mark placed in the margin to indicate an error. ¹

11. Noun. (context: regional) A stranger picked up as a passenger to enable legal use of high occupancy vehicle lanes. ¹

12. Verb. To drink quickly; to gulp. ¹

13. Verb. To down a shot. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To hit very hard, usually with the fist. ¹

15. Verb. casual carpooling; forming ad hoc, informal carpools for purposes of commuting, essentially a variation of ride-share commuting and hitchhiking. ¹

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Definition of Slug

1. to strike heavily [v SLUGGED, SLUGGING, SLUGS]

Medical Definition of Slug

1. 1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. 2. A hindrance; an obstruction. 3. 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. 4. Any smooth, soft larva of a sawfly or moth which creeps like a mollusk; as, the pear slug; rose slug. 5. A ship that sails slowly. "His rendezvous for his fleet, and for all slugs to come to, should be between Calais and Dover." (Pepys) 6. [Perhaps a different word] An irregularly shaped piece of metal, used as a missile for a gun. 7. 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. Sea slug. 8. Any nudibranch mollusk. A holothurian. Slug caterpillar. Same as Slugworm. Origin: OE. Slugge slothful, sluggen to be slothful; cf. LG. Slukk low-spirited, sad, E. Slack, slouch, D. Slak, slek, a snail. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Slug

slug (current term)
slug away
slug line

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