Meaning of SLUG in English

SLUG

n.

Pronunciation: ' sl ə g

Function: 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

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Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.