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Slug Meaning & Definition
Slug Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Slug?

[n] any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell
[n] a projectile that is fired from a gun
[n] an idle slothful person
[v] strike heavily, esp. with the fist or a bat; "He slugged me so hard that I passed out"
[v] be idle; exist in a changeless situation; "The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"; "He slugged in bed all morning"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Slug: bullet | idle | laze | slog | sluggard | stagnate | swig

Related Terms | Find terms related to Slug:

See Also | arse about | arse around | bum | bum about | bum around | cartridge | daydream | do-nothing | dumdum | dumdum bullet | family Limacidae | frig around | fuck off | gastropod | hit | idler | layabout | lie about | lie around | Limacidae | loaf | loafer | loll | loll around | lounge about | lounge around | missile | moon | moon around | moon on | projectile | ride the bench | rifle ball | univalve | warm the bench | waste one's time

Slug In Webster's Dictionary

\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. 2. A hindrance; an obstruction. [Obs.] --Bacon. 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. 4. (Zo["o]l.) 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. [Obs.] --Halliwell. 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. (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. {Sea slug}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any nudibranch mollusk. (b) A holothurian. {Slug caterpillar}. Same as {Slugworm}.
\Slug\, v. i. To move slowly; to lie idle. [Obs.] To slug in sloth and sensual delight. --Spenser.
\Slug\, v. t. To make sluggish. [Obs.] --Milton.
\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. 2. To strike heavily. [Cant or Slang]
\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.

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