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Definition of slug:

  1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard.
  2. A hindrance; an obstruction.
  3. A ship that sails slowly.
  4. 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.
  5. An irregularly shaped piece of metal, used as a missile for a gun.
  6. 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.
  7. Any smooth, soft larva of a sawfly or moth which creeps like a mollusk; as, the pear slug; rose slug.
  8. 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.
  9. To load with a slug or slugs; as, to slug a gun.
  10. To make sluggish.
  11. To move slowly; to lie idle.
  12. To strike heavily.


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