slug1 [slug]
[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 a land snail, but having only a rudimentary internal shell buried in the mantle
2. a smooth, soft moth (family Eucleidae) or sawfly larva, resembling a slug
3. a person, vehicle, etc. that moves sluggishly
slug2 [slug]
[prob. < SLUG1]
1. a small piece or lump of metal; specif., a bullet
2. 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
3. Printing
a) a strip of metal used to add space between lines of type
b) a line of type made in one piece or strip, as by a linotype machine
c) a short heading, often a single word, indicating the subject of copy
4. 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
slugged, slugging
Printing to insert (a slug) between lines
slug3 [slug]
[prob. < Dan sluge, to gulp; akin to Ger schlucken, to swallow < IE base * (s)leug- > OIr slucim, (I) swallow]
Slang a single drink, esp. of straight alcoholic liquor
slug4 [slug]
slugged, slugging [< dial. (Shetland) slog, slag, a blow < ON slag, akin to OE slean, to strike: see SLAY]
Informal to hit hard, esp. with the fist or a bat
Informal a hard blow or hit

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  • 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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